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caviling

adjective
variants: or

cavilling

Synonyms and Antonyms of caviling

  1. given to making or expressing unfavorable judgments about things a caviling theater critic who has yet to see a play she likes Synonyms captious, carping, critical (or cavilling), faultfinding, hypercritical, judgmental, overcritical, rejectiveRelated Words discerning, discriminating, judicious; demanding, exacting, fastidious, finical, finicky, fussy, nitpicky, particular, picky; pettifogging, quibbling; harsh, merciless, uncharitable, unforgivingNear Antonyms undiscriminating; undemanding, unfussy; charitable, forgivingAntonyms uncritical


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