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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 
  Quibbles  have  no  place  in  the  search  after  truth.  -- 
  I.  Watts. 
  2.  A  pun;  a  low  conceit. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 
  Syn:  To  cavil;  shuffle;  equivocate;  trifle. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  an  evasion  of  the  point  of  an  argument  by  raising  irrelevant 
  distinctions  or  objections 
  v  :  argue  over  petty  things  "Let's  not  quibble  over  pennies" 
  [syn:  {niggle},  {pettifog},  {bicker},  {squabble},  {brabble}] 

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