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Sunday, May 05, 2013

Definitions for quibble

  1. to equivocate.
  2. to carp; cavil.
  3. an instance of the use of ambiguous, prevaricating, or irrelevant language or arguments to evade a point at issue.

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Citations for quibble
Don't quibble. You're in deep enough now, young man. Kurt Vonnegut, Welcome to the Monkey House, 1968
I didn't quibble about the price. No man can say that. I just wanted peace; I paid them their price without quibbling. William Faulkner, Light in August, 1932
Origin of quibble
1605-1615
Quibble is related to the more common word quip. They both come from the Latin word quibus meaning "indeed."