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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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