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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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