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  • as inambulance chaser
  • as incaviler
  • as inimpostor
  • as inshyster

synonyms for pettifogger

  • attorney
  • lawyer
  • legal eagle
  • shyster
  • unethical attorney
  • carper
  • caviller
  • complainer
  • faultfinder
  • niggler
  • nitpicker
  • quibbler
  • whiner
  • criticizer
  • con artist
  • hypocrite
  • actor
  • beguiler
  • bluffer
  • charlatan
  • cheat
  • deceiver
  • fake
  • faker
  • four-flusher
  • fraud
  • imitator
  • impersonator
  • masquerader
  • mimic
  • mocker
  • mountebank
  • phony
  • pretender
  • pseudo
  • quack
  • scorner
  • sham
  • sharper
  • shyster
  • trickster
  • empiric
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How to use pettifogger in a sentence

Now, which was the best pedigree, that of the son of the pastry-cook, or that of the son of the pettifogger?
THE ROMANY RYEGEORGE BORROW
Thinking it well beneath me to measure words with this knavish pettifogger, I looked beyond him and spoke to his master.
THE MASTER OF APPLEBYFRANCIS LYNDE
A happy thought suggested itself—one worthy of the unscrupulous theological pettifogger that he is.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN: WAS HE A CHRISTIAN?JOHN B. REMSBURG
Pettifogger, pet′i-fog-ėr, n. a lawyer who practises only in paltry cases.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 3 OF 4: N-R)VARIOUS
Anything can be proved by two false witnesses—thinks the pettifogger.
PLAYS--FIRST SERIESAUGUST STRINDBERG
He is a pettifogger, and surely must know that there is such a thing as feloniously breaking into a man's house.
THE PIONEERSJAMES FENIMORE COOPER
But Tell was a shrewd pettifogger, and his was a different calibre of mind from Judson's.
THE PRICE OF THE PRAIRIEMARGARET HILL MCCARTER
To invoke the Enlistment Act against us, is a mean pettifogger's trick.
DIARY FROM NOVEMBER 12, 1862, TO OCTOBER 18, 1863ADAM GUROWSKI
The affectation of order in the statement of facts had all the lucid method of an adroit pettifogger.
CONINGSBYBENJAMIN DISRAELI
But Mr. Truby, about whom there was nothing of the pettifogger, was in no hurry to advise his client to rush to extremities.
TREVETHLAN (VOL 3 OF 3)WILLIAM DAVY WATSON
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PETTIFOGGER

  • attorney
  • lawyer
  • legal eagle
  • pettifogger
  • shyster
  • unethical attorney
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