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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A quarrel about trivial matters.

Usage examples (27)
  • That is not literary criticism; that is pettifoggery.
  • Of such squeamish pettifoggery are cultural declines made!
  • Rehnquist's disdain for drawn-out cases and pettifoggery by lawyers is legendary.
  • I don't know what Mr. Samuels is getting at, but do I smell a whiff of pettifoggery here? for more
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