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quibble

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of quibble

  1. 1 to make often peevish criticisms or objections about matters that are minor, unimportant, or irrelevant he spent the entire evening quibbling about the historical inaccuracies in the television series on World War II Synonyms carp, cavil, fuss, niggle, nitpick Related Words 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, mutter Phrases split hairs Near Antonyms applaud, commend, compliment, praise, recommend; approve, back, champion, endorse (also indorse), support

  2. 2 to express different opinions about something often angrily don't quibble over who gets to sit in front Synonyms altercate, argufy, bicker, brabble, brawl, controvert, dispute, fall out, fight, hassle, jar, quarrel, argue, row, scrap, spat, squabble, tiff, wrangleRelated Words challenge, dare, defy; clash, contend, contest, tangle; cavil, fuss, nitpick; consider, debate, discuss; kick, object, protestNear Antonyms coexist, get along; accept, agree, assent, concur, consent

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