Noun(1) an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections
Verb(1) raise trivial objections
(1) The only cavil is that some of the extracts are on the miserly side and, from the bibliography, it is clear that the complete versions are unlikely to be available in Britain.(2) My only gripe, and who am I to cavil at Shakespeare, is that Pacino and Irons do such a good job that the jiggery pokery at the end about rings and sworn faithfulness seems an irritant.(3) My only cavil , and this is one I level against many restaurants, is that there is a separate charge for bread which, as you are given no option to refuse it, becomes a cover charge by another name.(4) It's mean to cavil over the shortcomings of a product that's given away for free but I find the installation documentation dense and obscure, filled with traps for the unwary.(5) My only cavil is the short playing time of this CD.(6) However much critics may cavil , audiences seem happy.(7) This is part of the child/parent relationship and in the ideal family, the children won't cavil at this.(8) It is a little late for them to cavil about the details having delayed 11 years on delivering it.(9) I could cavil at little details, but why should I?(10) But while some may cavil at this, others may think it gives The Making Of Scotland character and a certain naive charm.(11) The most devoted supporter of the right to bear arms might still cavil at the thought of arms caches under the beds of active enemies.(12) Since he is prepared to do this, there is nothing that he cannot do: his ranks of craven, sycophantic backbenchers will not cavil at anything he says.(13) But although I sympathise with almost all of what Todorov says, and applaud his achievement in saying it, I have a minor cavil about the way he gets his argument going.(14) My only cavil is that Rachel Blues's design has none of the ‘dinginess ‘specified in the stage directions.’(15) The opening poem, for example, Durer, Innsbruck, 1495, despite an occasional lapse which criticism might cavil at, is a very fine poem which would do credit to any anthology and to most poets.(16) This cavil aside, the exhibition is a well-paced and absorbing study of the most influential exponent of an under-rated decorative art form.
(1) cavil :: cavil
1. quiddity ::
2. quibble ::
3. chicane ::
4. carp ::
Different Formscavil, caviled, caviler, cavilers, caviling, cavilings, cavilling, cavillings, cavils
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