hairsplitter

noun
hair·​split·​ter | \ ˈher-ˌspli-tər How to pronounce hairsplitter (audio) \

Definition of hairsplitter

: one that makes excessively fine distinctions in reasoning

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hairsplitting \ ˈher-​ˌspli-​tiŋ How to pronounce hairsplitting (audio) \ adjective or noun

First Known Use of hairsplitter

1849, in the meaning defined above

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hairsplitter

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hairsplitter

: a person who argues about differences that are too small to be important

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