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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Making too fine distinctions of little importance adj. - Developed in excessively fine detail.

Usage examples (32)
  • They didn't take his hairsplitting seriously
  • Adjective : the hairsplitting arguments of a political debate
  • She recalled the hairsplitting legalisms of the Icelandic sagas.
  • That kind of hairsplitting just proves that the country is already in the toilet. for more
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