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  • nounobjection, complaint
  • verbdisagree over minor issues

synonyms for quibble

  • nicety
  • artifice
  • cavil
  • criticism
  • dodge
  • duplicity
  • equivocation
  • evasion
  • niggle
  • pretense
  • prevarication
  • protest
  • quiddity
  • quirk
  • shift
  • sophism
  • subterfuge
  • subtlety
  • hair-splitter
  • nit-picker
See also synonyms for: quibbler / quibbling

antonyms for quibble

MOST RELEVANT
  • approval
  • directness
  • facing
  • honesty
  • meeting
  • openness
  • praise
  • reality
  • agreement
  • concurrence
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How to use quibble in a sentence

Even with minor quibbles like the lack of an SD card slot and having to buy one or two necessary accessories, the Galaxy S21 Ultra is the most well-rounded flagship Android phone, making it the best choice for most people.
THE BEST ANDROID PHONES FROM AFFORDABLE TO FLAGSHIPBRENDAN HESSENOVEMBER 4, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Forget any semantic quibbles over the meaning of the term “insurrection.”
THE NEW GOP RAGE-FEST AT LIZ CHENEY AND ADAM KINZINGER CONTAINS A BIG TELLGREG SARGENTSEPTEMBER 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Labor historian Nelson Lichtenstein says Big Tech has a tendency to lean on its transformational image to paper over any labor complaints and minimize them as quibbles that are impeding the evolution of the world.
TECH’S NEW LABOR MOVEMENT IS HARNESSING LESSONS LEARNED A CENTURY AGOSARAH JAFFEJUNE 30, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Michael Dobbs makes a splendid case that Nixon was “an American tragedy,” though I have a quibble.
NIXON KNEW BETTER, BUT HE COULDN’T SAVE HIMSELFJOE KLEINMAY 28, 2021WASHINGTON POST
While it does take a few jujitsu-like maneuvers to fold the rear seats completely flat, this is a minor quibble.
A VOTE FOR ECO-FRIENDLY RIDESJOE PHILLIPSOCTOBER 16, 2020WASHINGTON BLADE
Because of a quibble on his part this loathsome thing would ruin his future, dash his hopes to the ground, blacken his life.
THE EVERLASTING ARMSJOSEPH HOCKING
He saw that the reason which he had given for disbelief was untenable, and he was too straightforward to quibble about it.
THE MIDDY AND THE MOORSR.M. BALLANTYNE
He had hoped for a vigorous denial on Thorpe's part, but this halfway confession seemed to him a mere quibble.
THE COME BACKCAROLYN WELLS
That's a mere quibble, Miss Bridgeman: the association is just the same, and she ought to feel it.
MOUNT ROYAL, VOLUME 3 OF 3MARY ELIZABETH BRADDON
Professor Holcomb was a man of terse, heavy thinking; he spoke what he thought and he did not quibble.
THE BLIND SPOTAUSTIN HALL
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