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English noun: cavil

1. cavil (communication) an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections


Synonymsquibble, quiddity


Broader (hypernym)equivocation, evasion


English verb: cavil

1. cavil (communication) raise trivial objections


Synonymscarp, chicane


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)object









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