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Definitions and Synonyms of hairsplitting | Another word for hairsplitting | What is hairsplitting?

Definition 1: making too fine distinctions of little importance - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where hairsplitting or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they didn't take his hairsplitting seriously

Synonyms for hairsplitting in the sense of this definition

(hairsplitting is a kind of ...) a discrimination between things as different and distinct on the basis of their characteristics or attributes

"it is necessary to make a distinction between love and infatuation"

Definition 2: developed in excessively fine detail - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where hairsplitting or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • finespun distinctions

Synonyms for hairsplitting in the sense of this definition

(hairsplitting is similar to ...) sharply exact or accurate or delimited

"a precise mind" "specified a precise amount" "arrived at the precise moment"

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