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Definitions of pettifogging

pettifogging  (ˈpɛtɪˌfɒɡɪŋ

Definitions

adjective

  1. petty   ⇒ pettifogging details
  2. mean; quibbling   ⇒ pettifogging lawyers

Synonyms

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= hairsplitting, mean, sophisticated, subtle, petty, insignificant, niggling, paltry, quibbling, piddling (informal), nit-picking (informal), cavilling, equivocating, captious, sophistical, casuistic

pettifog  (ˈpɛtɪˌfɒɡ

Definitions

verb

-fogs -fogging -fogged
  1. (intransitive) to be a pettifogger

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