Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


Noun: quibble  kwi-bul
  1. An evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections
    - quiddity, cavil
Verb: quibble  kwi-bul
  1. Evade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant objections
     
  2. Argue over petty things
    "Let's not quibble over pennies";
    - niggle, pettifog, bicker, squabble, brabble

Derived forms: quibbled, quibbling, quibbles

Type of: argue, circumvent, contend, debate, dodge, duck, elude, equivocation, evade, evasion, fence, finesse, fudge, hedge, parry, put off, sidestep, skirt

Encyclopedia: Quibble