verb (used without object), cav·iled, cav·il·ing or (especially British) cav·illed, cav·il·ling.
verb (used with object), cav·iled, cav·il·ing or (especially British) cav·illed, cav·il·ling.
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"Shadow-boxing," he observed in a cavilling spirit to his companion.The Adventures of Sally|P. G. Wodehouse
The most cavilling sectarian cannot accuse the foregoing with containing the least ingredient of persecution.The Writings of Thomas Paine, Vol. I|Thomas Paine
Carp′er, one who carps or cavils; Carp′ing, cavilling: fault-finding.
I do think, dear, you are only cavilling and making difficulties.A Likely Story|William De Morgan
And Plato's banquet is full of mockers, cavilling at one another; for I say nothing of the digression about Alcibiades.