un quibbling

quibbling

[kwib-ling]
adjective
1.
characterized by or consisting of quibbles; carping; niggling: quibbling debates.
noun
2.
the act of a person who quibbles.
3.
an instance of quibbling: a relationship marked by frequent quibblings.

Origin:
1650–60; quibble + -ing2, -ing1

quibblingly, adverb
unquibbling, adjective
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quibble
1611, "a pun, a play on words," probably a dim. of quib "evasion of point at issue" (c.1550), from L. quibus "by what (things)?," dative and ablative plural of quid "what," neut. of quis (see who). The word's overuse in legal jargon supposedly gave it the association with trivial
argument. Meaning "equivocation, evasion of the point" is attested from 1670. The verb in this sense is from 1656.
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