quibble Definitions

Quibble \Quib"ble\, n. [Probably fr. quib, quip, but influenced by quillet, or quiddity.]

1. A shift or turn from the point in question; a trifling or evasive distinction; an evasion; a cavil.

2. A pun; a low conceit.

Quibble \Quib"ble\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Quibbled; p. pr. & vb. n. Quibbling.]

1. To evade the point in question by artifice, play upon words, caviling, or by raising any insignificant or impertinent question or point; to trifle in argument or discourse; to equivocate.

2. To pun; to practice punning. --Cudworth.

Quibble thesaurus

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Examples include Quibble

  • I'm a big JMJ fan, so it was also nice to see them in exactly the same venue as he'd played in 2016 (which I was also there for). I think he suits the open air more than they do, really but that's such a minor quibble, given how much I enjoyed it. theguardian.com

  • My only quibble? The mouth of the main tube isn't very wide, so you have to chop the produce a bit before pushing it in. Still, that's hardly disastrous; and the clean, clear, crisp juice you get at the end is well worth the elbow grease. telegraph.co.uk

  • On balmier days the best tables are on the property’s terraces. One main quibble is that, even with normal mark-ups, the price for a bottle of wine here is much more expensive than at other luxury equivalents.  telegraph.co.uk

  • One minor quibble about your piece. We periodically cut staff and sites — more aggressively than usual last year, of course. But we’ve been hiring too and investing in our most successful properties. Edit budget [is] up 20% this year. niemanlab.org

  • Some may quibble with the execution – the dialogue was often creaky; could Euron Greyjoy truly have crept up on a fully-operational dragon etc? – but as a game-changer this was GoT at its rawest and most riveting.  telegraph.co.uk

  • Still, let’s not quibble. Hold The Sunset’s ratings success is the latest illustration of a most welcome TV trend: the rise of the silver sitcom - starring acting talent of pensionable age and aimed at a similar audience.  telegraph.co.uk

  • That said, it is possible to quibble. In her previous scene with Jon, Sansa and Bran, Arya declared they are the last of the Starks and needed to stick together. And now she’d heading off for King’s Landing on her own? Wait…what? telegraph.co.uk