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caviled

verb
variants: or cavilled
past tense of cavil

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to make often peevish criticisms or objections about matters that are minor, unimportant, or irrelevant
  • caviled for hours about a single sentence

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“Caviled.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/caviled. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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