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Much of the theological dispute might seem like hair-splitting, but the stakes were high.

After the world of politics, with its hair-splitting and word-mincing, it was good to be with soldiers—the men who do the work.

The essential question is not one of hair splitting legal technicalities (applause).

This discussion of the nature of God's will seems a case of hair splitting with a vengeance, and al-Basir is not the author of it.

It will not be worth our while to wade through all the technical and hair-splitting discussions of these points.

Those whom we might call the intellectually crippled found a suitable hobby in all this hair-splitting.

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On this page you'll find 14 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to hair-splitting, such as: carping, caviling, censorious, critical, demanding, and faultfinding.

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