Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun cavil

1 sense of cavil

Sense 1
quibble, quiddity, cavil -- (an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections)
       => evasion, equivocation -- (a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb cavil

1 sense of cavil

Sense 1
cavil, carp, chicane -- (raise trivial objections)
       => object -- (express or raise an objection or protest or criticism or express dissent; "She never objected to the amount of work her boss charged her with"; "When asked to drive the truck, she objected that she did not have a driver's license")

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