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

1 sense of hairsplitting

Sense 1
hairsplitting, word-splitting -- (making too fine distinctions of little importance; "they didn't take his hairsplitting seriously")
       => differentiation, distinction -- (a discrimination between things as different and distinct; "it is necessary to make a distinction between love and infatuation")

Antonyms of adj hairsplitting

1 sense of hairsplitting

Sense 1
finespun, hairsplitting -- (developed in excessively fine detail; "finespun distinctions")

INDIRECT (VIA precise) -> imprecise -- (not precise; "imprecise astronomical observations"; "the terms he used were imprecise and emotional")

Similarity of adj hairsplitting

1 sense of hairsplitting

Sense 1
finespun, hairsplitting -- (developed in excessively fine detail; "finespun distinctions")
       => precise (vs. imprecise) -- (sharply exact or accurate or delimited; "a precise mind"; "specified a precise amount"; "arrived at the precise moment")

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