Definitions

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  • n. Somebody who quibbles

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who quibbles; a caviler; also, a punster.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who quibbles; one who evades plain truth by trifling artifices, play upon words, or the like.
  • n. A punster.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a disputant who quibbles; someone who raises annoying petty objections

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Examples

  • "The Professional Chef" is so impressive, and its contents so wide-ranging, that it may bring out the professional quibbler in some readers.

    Classics Made New

  • (I think the title would have been better in the pluperfect: "had had" but I'm an old quibbler).

    Culture

  • If I could quibble (and I'm nothing if not a quibbler!), let me add one more item on the list: Spend some money, as an organization, learning how to sell.

    Women Grow Business » Do’s and Don’ts for Your Marketing Dollars

  • A legislative workhorse who shepherded initiatives like gay marriage into law, Mendelson is also kind of a quibbler, which can be irritating to mayors and other ambitious types.

    Art Levine: White Candidate's Political Identity Theft in Tuesday's DC Primary

  • It also tapped into the lighter side of the dour-looking Mr. Safire: a Pickwickian quibbler who gleefully pounced on gaffes, inexactitudes, neologisms, misnomers, solecisms and perversely peccant puns, like "the president's populism" and "the first lady's momulism."

    Gershon Hepner: William Safire

  • The Timesobit is written strongly enough in the Safire style--in one case he's described as "a Pickwickian quibbler who gleefully pounced on gaffes, inexactitudes, neologisms, misnomers, solecisms and perversely peccant puns"--that it makes you wonder if he drafted it himself.

    William Safire, 1929-2009

  • Disgruntl Ed - not to quibble with the quibbler, but sewn/sown is not a typo so much as the use of the wrong homonym.

    Hand Luggage: Bike Builders and Lady-Killers

  • Muguet, sois pas chicaneur/Muguet, don't be a quibbler

    French Word-A-Day:

  • This "Matt" (see numerous comments above) is such a legalistic insincere quibbler that there is a high probability that he is none other than Mr. Muller himself.

    Is That Legal?: Fundraising Through Falsehood at VDare.com

  • No quibbler at the margins, Mr. Stewart even takes aim at the country's name.

    A Long Way From Dullsville

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