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caviler

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of caviler

  1. a person given to harsh judgments and to finding faults <the chronic cavilers who are going to complain no matter what the mayor does> Synonyms carper, castigator, critic (or caviller), censurer, criticizer, disparager, faultfinder, hypercritic, knocker, niggler, nitpickerRelated Words condemner (or condemnor), denouncer; belittler, decrier, denigrator, derider, detractor; assailant, attacker, crucifier; criticaster, hairsplitter, pettifogger, quibbler; admonisher, haranguer, railer, ranter, rebuker, reproacher, reprover, scold, upbraider; bellyacher, complainer, crybaby, fusser, griper, grouch, grouser, grumbler, whinerNear Antonyms commender, praiser



Variants of caviler

or caviller

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