Thesaurus

cavil

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of cavil

  1. to make often peevish criticisms or objections about matters that are minor, unimportant, or irrelevant caviled for hours about a single sentence Synonyms of cavil carp, quibble, fuss, niggle, nitpickWords Related to cavil criticize, fault; beef, bellyache, bitch, complain, crab, croak, gripe, grouse, growl, grumble, kick, kvetch, moan, squawk, squeal, wail, whimper, whine, yammer, yawp (or yaup), yowl; murmur, mutterNear Antonyms of cavil applaud, commend, compliment, praise, recommend; approve, back, champion, endorse (also indorse), support

cavil was our Word of the Day on 12/22/2015. Hear the podcast!


Learn More about cavil


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up cavil? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

spoken rather than written

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!