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Definition 1: an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for cavil in the sense of this definition

(cavil is a kind of ...) a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth

Definition 2: raise trivial objections - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for cavil in the sense of this definition

(cavil is a kind of ...) express or raise an objection or protest or criticism or express dissent

"She never objected to the amount of work her boss charged her with" "When asked to drive the truck, she objected that she did not have a driver's license"

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