Synonyms for cavilling

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


I have no taste for cavilling or grumbling over events that are past.

But the moment we pass the portal all cavilling is awed to silence.

I do think, dear, you are only cavilling and making difficulties.

"Shadow-boxing," he observed in a cavilling spirit to his companion.

A man's life was a man's life, and what was the use of cavilling at facts!

Yet this was what it amounted to,—their way of cavilling at those who did not belong to their set.

These are palpable facts, about which, as facts, there can be no cavilling.

At length, without any measures of force, the cavilling of Spain ceased and she acquiesced in the transfer.

Whoever you may be, I caution you against rashly defaming the author of this work, or cavilling in jest against him.

Carp′er, one who carps or cavils; Carp′ing, cavilling: fault-finding.