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Synonyms for quibble
ˈkwɪb əlquib·ble

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. quibbleverb

    shuffle, evade, trifle, cavil, equivocate, prevaricate

    reason, argue, enunciate, investigate, discuss

Princeton's WordNet

  1. quibble, quiddity, cavilverb

    an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections

    haecceity, cavil, quiddity

  2. quibbleverb

    evade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant objections

    squabble, pettifog, brabble, niggle, bicker

  3. quibble, niggle, pettifog, bicker, squabble, brabbleverb

    argue over petty things

    "Let's not quibble over pennies"

    niggle, fuss, pettifog, fret, brabble, bicker, squabble

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. quibblenoun

    evasion (by verbal subtlety), cavil, subterfuge, prevarication, equivocation, sophism, quiddity, trifling nicety

  2. quibblenoun

    pun, clinch, CALEMBOUR, play upon words

  3. quibbleverb

    cavil, shuffle, prevaricate, equivocate, practise evasion, evade the truth

  4. quibbleverb

    pun, play upon words

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. quibblenoun

    shift, evasion, cavil, sophism, subterfuge, subtlety

  2. quibbleverb

    prevaricate, equivocate, cavil, trifle

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How to use quibble in a sentence?

  1. President Barack Obama:

    I don't quibble with labels. I think we all recognize that this is a particular problem that has roots in Muslim communities, but I think we do ourselves a disservice in this fight if we are not taking into account the fact that the overwhelming majority of Muslims reject this ideology.

  2. Governor Newsom:

    I made a bad mistake, instead of sitting down, I should have stood up and walked back, got in my car and drove back to my house, instead, I chose to sit there with my wife anda number of other couples ...You can quibble about the guidelines, etc., etc. But the spirit of what Im preaching all the time was contradicted and I gotta ownthat. And so I want to apologize to you.

  3. Mike Doherty:

    Some may quibble over how much more New Jersey spends on our highways than other states, but nobody disputes that we do spend more than everyone else, with New Jersey drivers already shouldering such a heavy tax and toll burden, it’s imperative that we find out why millions we spend on our roads get us so little in return.

  4. Ellen Tauscher:

    We can quibble about what [ emails ] should be re-classified when they go out to the public, but that’s dancing on the head of a pin, that’s partisan politics.

  5. Michael Rubin:

    She can quibble that she would have negotiated a better deal, but I don't think that at this point that sort of wordsmithing is going to work, she is tied to it.

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    A synonym for scanty
    • A. Gumption
    • B. Spurious
    • C. Inaugurate
    • D. Dearth

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