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'Caviling'

Definition of 'Caviling'
From: GCIDE
Cavil \Cav"il\ (k[a^]v"[i^]l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Caviled or Cavilled; p. pr. & vb. n. Caviling or Cavilling.] [L. cavillari to practice jesting, to censure, fr. cavilla bantering jests, sophistry: cf. OF. caviller.] To raise captious and frivolous objections; to find fault without good reason. [1913 Webster]
You do not well in obstinacy To cavil in the course of this contract. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
Definition of 'Caviling'
From: GCIDE
Caviling \Cav"il*ing\, a. Disposed to cavil; finding fault without good reason. See Captious. [1913 Webster]
His depreciatory and caviling criticism. --Lewis. [1913 Webster]
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