[ UK /kwˈɪbə‍l/ ]
[ US /ˈkwɪbəɫ/ ]
  1. an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections
  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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