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Meaning of QUIBBLE

Pronunciation:  'kwibul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections
  2. [v]  argue over petty things; "Let's not quibble over pennies"
  3. [v]  evade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant objections

QUIBBLE is a 7 letter word that starts with Q.


 Synonyms: bicker, brabble, niggle, pettifog, quiddity, squabble
 See Also: argue, circumvent, contend, debate, dodge, duck, elude, equivocation, evade, evasion, fence, fudge, hedge, parry, put off, sidestep, skirt



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Quib"ble\, n. [Probably fr. quib, quip, but influenced
    by quillet, or quiddity.]
    1. A shift or turn from the point in question; a trifling or
       evasive distinction; an evasion; a cavil.
             Quibbles have no place in the search after truth. --
                                                   I. Watts.
    2. A pun; a low conceit.
  2. \Quib"ble\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Quibbled}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Quibbling}.]
    1. To evade the point in question by artifice, play upon
       words, caviling, or by raising any insignificant or
       impertinent question or point; to trifle in argument or
       discourse; to equivocate.
    2. To pun; to practice punning. --Cudworth.
    Syn: To cavil; shuffle; equivocate; trifle.