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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, quibbles, quibbling

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

Encyclopedia: Quibble