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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections v. - Raise trivial objections..

Usage examples (40)
  • I had some cavils about the Danse Infernale, whose ethnic roots are very visible
  • Verb (used without object) : He finds something to cavil at in everything I say
  • Verb (used with object) : to cavil each item of a proposed agenda
  • The association of Brother cavil's name with the word 'cavil' seems almost irresistible. for more
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