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caviler

noun
variants: or

caviller

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


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