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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
Quibble is related to the more common word quip. They both come from the Latin word quibus meaning "indeed."