Definition of Caviling

1. a. Disposed to cavil; finding fault without good reason. See Captious.



Definition of Caviling

1. Verb. (present participle of cavil) ¹

2. Noun. cavilation ¹

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Definition of Caviling

1. cavil [v] - See also: cavil

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Caviling

caviarlike
caviars
cavicapture
cavicorn
cavicorns
cavie
cavier
caviers
cavies
cavil
cavilation
cavilations
caviled
caviler
cavilers
caviling (current term)
cavilingly
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cavillation
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cavillers
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cavin
caving
caving in
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Literary usage of Caviling

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1. That Unknown Country: Or, what Living Men Believe Concerning Punishment (1889)
"It is such a Question of Imminent Personal Safety as Forbids all Lightsome Criticism, or caviling, or Superficial Polemic Treatment. ..."

2. The Parliamentary Register by Parliament, Great Britain (1795)
"... or forwarding my inr.cn»- tions, were through one channel caviling with me on petty arrangements, and the jobs of intriguing individuals ; nnd through ..."

3. English Synonyms and Antonyms: With Notes on the Correct Use of Prepositions by James Champlin Fernald (1914)
"caviling is of the intellect; a cavil is not an argument, but an attack upon an argument, statement, or truth, always petty and sneering, ..."

4. Annual Report by Cincinnati (Ohio), Board of Education, Cincinnati Public Schools, Cincinnati (Ohio). Board of Education (1879)
"Such figures as these would seem to preclude the possibility of any caviling at the wisdom of the law ; and yet it is my duty to inform the Board, ..."

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