Definitions

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  • adj. Characterized by caviling, or disposed to cavil; quibbling.

Etymologies

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Latin cavillosus.

Examples

  • Finally, my master was so cavillous as I durst not in any wise pay him presently.

    The Fourth Book. XIII. Wherein Is Prosecuted the History of the Captive

  • Those who do not appreciate this point can easily be misled by the cavillous arguments of others who have become adept at focusing on this or that that specific bit of data and using it to convince people that they have uncovered some fundamental flaw in the theory.

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