Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who cavils; one who is apt to raise captious objections; a carping disputant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who cavils.

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  • noun A person who cavils; a faultfinder, quibbler or nitpicker

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  • noun a disputant who quibbles; someone who raises annoying petty objections

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  • "One who cavils; one who is apt to raise captious objections; a carping disputant."

    - Century Dictionary

    August 11, 2010