[ UK /kwˈɪbə‍l/ ]
[ US /ˈkwɪbəɫ/ ]
NOUN
  1. an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections
VERB
  1. argue over petty things
    Let's not quibble over pennies
  2. evade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant objections
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How To Use quibble In A Sentence

  • Ian Hecht at Marturia. net fires one of the first Terra Insegura reviews into the the blogosphere, and though he has some quibbles (not to be confused with tribbles – although both can multiply rapidly on occasion, tribbles are furrier), in general, he likes it. LeaderPost preview of Follies, avec moi
  • It seems churlish to quibble over the fact that there is no lamb.
  • Again, it seems pedantic to quibble about the differences between strikers and attacking midfielders. Times, Sunday Times
  • These are minor quibbles, however, and the book overall is well-written, highly readable, and very enjoyable and informative.
  • Even if you do baulk at some of the more outlandish examples of soporifics cited or quibble with a theory or two, Martin's message is strangely comforting.
  • You could quibble about some of the singing. Times, Sunday Times
  • Of course, these are minor quibbles with a book that provides such a wealth of content.
  • All quibbles about the merits of that series aside, as an English major, it makes me happy when an author of prose fiction becomes stinking bloody rich.
  • The machine comes with a three-year no quibble guarantee.
  • But they are minor quibbles in what is an immersive package. The Sun
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