Part of speech:
The use of equivocal language.
A change in direction:
The act of dodging:
The definition of a cavil is a silly or petty objection.
The definition of a complaint is an expression of, or the cause of, pain, anger, discontent, regret or annoyance.
The essential quality of a thing
Alternative form of beat around the bush.
Something meant to deceive or mistakenly accepted as true:
(--- Law) The formal registration of protest against the admission of a piece of evidence at trial, on the grounds of some legal defect.
To find fault; declare annoyance
1784, William Cowper, "A Review of Schools", in Poems, 1859 ed., page 219:
Naggingly critical or complaining.
Exhibiting great immaturity and lack of judgment:
The use of clever but tricky talk or action to deceive, evade, etc., as in legal dealings
A means of evading; a subterfuge.
A plausible but fallacious argument.
Sophistry is the deliberate use of a false argument with the intent to trick someone or a false or untrue argument.
A deceptive stratagem or device:
Subtlety is defined as having indirect or small distinctions.
To argue is to state reasons or facts for or against a person or thought.
To move or flow with a rippling or gurgling sound.
To complain or find fault in a petty or disagreeable way:
To argue about; debate:
To use equivocal language to deceive someone or avoid committing oneself to a position.
To cut (something) in a crude, unskillful manner; hack.
To be concerned with or find fault with insignificant details.
To quibble, especially in bargaining.
To behave in an evasive or indecisive manner, usually in delay:
To strike with a quick, slapping sound
(Intransitive) To participate in a minor fight or argument.
To waste (time or money, for example).
To attempt to deal with or understand something; contend or struggle:
Harmony of opinion; accord:
(Geom.) The point where three or more lines or planes meet
To accept or support a policy or program:
To combine in bringing something about; act together:
Of, relating to, or characteristic of sophists.
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