Definition of Cavilling

1. Verb. (present participle of cavil) ¹



2. Noun. cavillation ¹

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Definition of Cavilling

1. cavil [v] - See also: cavil

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cavilling

cavies
cavil
cavilation
cavilations
caviled
caviler
cavilers
caviling
cavilingly
cavilings
cavillation
cavillations
cavilled
caviller
cavillers
cavilling (current term)
cavillings
cavils
cavin
caving
caving in
cavings
cavins
caviomorph
caviomorphs
cavitand
cavitands
cavitary
cavitary lung nodules
cavitas

Literary usage of Cavilling

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

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"To put an end to all further cavilling, Alexander VII promulgated on 8 December, 1661, the famous constitution "Sol- ..."

2. Collections of the South Carolina Historical Society by South Carolina Historical Society (1887)
"... has made the common cause her cause, uttering no uncertain cavilling voice, but strengthening the government and promoting its success by firm and ..."

3. Abelard and the Origin and Early History of Universities by Gabriel Compayré (1893)
"Books and methods — The Bible and the Book of Sentences by Peter Lombard — Exposition and discussion — Subtilities and cavilling—The geometrical method ..."

4. An Essay on Native Depravity by Leonard Woods (1835)
"The spirit of cavilling. Proper influence of the doctrine of native depravity. It will help us to form a right estimate of the speculative objections which ..."

5. The Life and Writings of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra by Thomas Roscoe (1839)
"... Obregon—Character of its author —His crafty and cavilling spirit towards Cervantes—Want of consistency and merit in his own work. ..."

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