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split hairs

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  • verbmake an extremely fine distinction
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Synonyms for split hairs

verb make an extremely fine distinction
  • cavil
  • chop logic
  • make a fine distinction
  • nitpick
  • pick nits
  • quibble
  • refine a distinction
  • sharpen a distinction
  • subtilize

More words related to split hairs

differentiate

verb. make a distinction
  • antithesize
  • characterize
  • comprehend
  • contrast
  • demarcate
  • discern
  • discrepate
  • discriminate
  • extricate
  • individualize
  • individuate
  • know
  • know what's what
  • mark
  • mark off
  • redline
  • separate
  • set apart
  • set off
  • sever
  • severalize
  • split hairs
  • tell apart
  • understand
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