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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 quibble in the sense of this definition

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

Definition 2: argue over petty things - [verb of communication]

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

  • Let's not quibble over pennies

Synonyms for quibble in the sense of this definition

(quibble is a kind of ...) have an argument about something

Definition 3: evade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant objections - [verb of communication]

(quibble is a kind of ...) avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)

"He dodged the issue" "she skirted the problem" "They tend to evade their responsibilities" "he evaded the questions skillfully"

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