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synonyms for pettifog

  • altercate
  • argufy
  • avoid
  • bicker
  • carp
  • cavil
  • chicane
  • criticize
  • dispute
  • equivocate
  • evade
  • fence
  • flip-flop
  • hassle
  • niggle
  • nitpick
  • pretend
  • prevaricate
  • shift
  • spar
  • squabble
  • waffle
  • wrangle
  • argue over
  • blow hot and cold
  • catch at straws
  • have at it
  • hem and haw
  • hypercriticize
  • make a big thing about
  • nit-pick
  • paralogize
  • pick to pieces
  • put up an argument
  • set to
  • split hairs
  • talk back
See also synonyms for: pettifogger / pettifogging

antonyms for pettifog

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  • agree
  • concur
  • face
  • give in
  • meet
  • tell the truth
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The popular understanding of the word criticize is to find fault, to pettifog.
PLUM PUDDINGCHRISTOPHER MORLEY
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