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Noun: cavil  ka-vul
  1. An evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections
    - quibble, quiddity
Verb: cavil (cavilled,cavilling, or [US] caviled,caviling)  ka-vul
  1. Raise trivial objections
    - carp, chicane

Derived forms: cavilled, caviling, cavilling, caviled, cavils

Type of: equivocation, evasion, object

Encyclopedia: Cavil, John