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synonyms for caviling

  • acrimonious
  • cantankerous
  • carping
  • cavillous
  • censorious
  • contrary
  • crabby
  • cross
  • demanding
  • deprecating
  • disparaging
  • exacting
  • exceptive
  • fault-finding
  • finicky
  • hypercritical
  • irritable
  • nagging
  • nit-picking
  • overcritical
  • peevish
  • perverse
  • petulant
  • sarcastic
  • severe
  • testy
  • touchy
  • bellyaching
  • criticizing
  • disparaging
  • griping
  • grousing
  • grumbling
  • kvetching
  • moaning
  • nagging
  • niggling
  • quibbling
  • whining
  • censorious
  • critical
  • deprecatory
  • fault-finding
  • grouchy
  • hypercritical
  • nit-picking
  • overcritical
  • scathing
  • accusatory
  • captious
  • carping
  • cavillous
  • chiding
  • complaining
  • condemnatory
  • condemning
  • critical
  • culpatory
  • denouncing
  • disapproving
  • disparaging
  • fault-finding
  • hypercritical
  • overcritical
  • reproaching
  • severe
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antonyms for caviling

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  • commendatory
  • complimentary
  • encouraging
  • flattering
  • laudatory
  • praising
    • forthright
    • frank
    • genuine
    • honest
    • humble
    • open
    • real
    • truthful
    • actual
    • authentic
    • just
    • reliable
    • righteous
    • sincere
    • upright
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                How to use caviling in a sentence

                But deductions were afterwards made in a caviling spirit which excited bitter feelings.
                A SHORT HISTORY OF RHODE ISLANDGEORGE WASHINGTON GREENE
                Sir, if I must perforce do this thing, and no denial will avail, do it I will without more caviling.
                TALES FROM THE OLD FRENCHVARIOUS
                And while I'm not caviling, you will pardon me, son, if I suggest that hereafter you play square with me.
                BLACKSHEEP! BLACKSHEEP!MEREDITH NICHOLSON
                I will have no one caviling at me, for instance, because I do not know when Washington was born.
                THE JOYS OF BEING A WOMANWINIFRED KIRKLAND
                Now cut this land up into little, caviling factions, and where are we?
                THE EYE OF DREADPAYNE ERSKINE
                Let there be no caviling and contention on the score of possibility; be satisfied with the inquiry: Is it the Word of God?
                EPISTLE SERMONS, VOL. IIIMARTIN LUTHER
                They began to lay the foundation for caviling at the legality of that body, if its measures should be hostile to them.
                MEMOIR, CORRESPONDENCE, AND MISCELLANIES, FROM THE PAPERS OF THOMAS JEFFERSONTHOMAS JEFFERSON
                It is simplicity and not worldly arrogance, obedience and not caviling; first as a daughter, then as a wife.
                A LITTLE GIRL IN OLD DETROITAMANDA MINNIE DOUGLAS
                It is our good fortune to know such a man; but it is difficult to present him to a scientific and caviling generation.
                IN THE WILDERNESSCHARLES DUDLEY WARNER
                Their improvement has been so astonishing as to silence doubt and caviling.
                AMERICAN MISSIONARY, VOLUME 43, NO. 5, MAY, 1889VARIOUS
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                WORDS RELATED TO CAVILING

                • accusatory
                • captious
                • carping
                • caviling
                • cavillous
                • chiding
                • complaining
                • condemnatory
                • condemning
                • critical
                • culpatory
                • denouncing
                • disapproving
                • disparaging
                • fault-finding
                • hypercritical
                • overcritical
                • reproaching
                • severe
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