• (obsolete) A pun.
  • A shift or turn from the point in question; a trifling or evasive distinction; a cavil.
  • A trivial or minor complaint, objection or argument.

    "He harped on his quibble about how the dark red paint should be described as carmine rather than burgundy."


  • (intransitive) To complain or argue in a trivial or petty manner.

    "They are constantly quibbling over insignificant details."

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