Definition of Caviler

1. Noun. A disputant who quibbles; someone who raises annoying petty objections.

Exact synonyms: Caviller, Pettifogger, Quibbler
Generic synonyms: Malcontent
Derivative terms: Cavil, Cavil, Pettifog, Quibble, Quibble



Definition of Caviler

1. n. One who cavils.

Definition of Caviler

1. Noun. A person who cavils; a faultfinder, quibbler or nitpicker ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Caviler

1. one that cavils [n -S] - See also: cavils

Lexicographical Neighbors of Caviler

caviarie
caviaries
caviarlike
caviars
cavicapture
cavicorn
cavicorns
cavie
cavier
caviers
cavies
cavil
cavilation
cavilations
caviled
caviler (current term)
cavilers
caviling
cavilingly
cavilings
cavillation
cavillations
cavilled
caviller
cavillers
cavilling
cavillings
cavils
cavin
caving

Literary usage of Caviler

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Reformed Quarterly Review by Thomas G. Apple (1886)
"have referred : If it were only possible to afford scientific proof of the fact, so as to satisfy the honest skeptic and silence the caviler. ..."

2. Anecdotes for the Family, Or, Lessons of Truth and Duty for Every-day Life (1862)
"A certain caviler went to a dervise, and asked three questions: first, "Why do they say that God is omnipresent? I do not see him, in any place: show me ..."

3. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1884)
"A study of its record ought to silence every caviler and convince every honest doubter of the beneficence and reliability .of true insurance. ..."

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