Cavil : Definition

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Pronunciation : Cav"il
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [L. cavillari to practice jesting, to censure, fr. cavilla bantering jests, sophistry: cf. OF. caviller.]
Definition : Defn: To raise captious and frivolous objections; to find fault without good reason. You do not well in obstinacy To cavil in the course of this contract. Shak.

i. [imp. & p. p. Caviled or Cavilled (; p. pr. & vb. n. Caviling or Cavilling.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Cav"il
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To cavil at. [Obs.] Milton.

t.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Cav"il
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : Defn: A captious or frivolous objection. All the cavils of prejudice and unbelief. Shak.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Cav"il or Cav"il*er
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : Defn: One who cavils. Cavilers at the style of the Scriptures. Boyle.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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