Synonyms and Antonyms of hairsplitting
made or done with extreme care and accuracy
- Usage experts have attempted to make some hairsplitting distinctions between the two words, but most writers blithely ignore them.
frivolous, inconsequential, inconsiderable, insignificant, negligible, petty, piddling, trifling, trivial
demanding, exacting, fastidious, finical, finicking, finicky, fussy, meticulous, particular, picky
apparent, clear, clear-cut, evident, manifest, obvious, open-and-shut, palpable, patent, perspicuous, plain, transparent, unambiguous, unequivocal, unmistakable
careless, heedless, incautious, slapdash, slipshod, sloppy