Synonyms of 'cavil'
to raise annoying petty objectionsThis is not the time to cavil about petty details.
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in the sense of beef
She was beefing about what he had done.
in the sense of carp
to complain or find fault
He has many detractors who carp at his old-fashioned style.
in the sense of complain
to express resentment or displeasure
She never complains about her situation.
put the boot in (slang),
kick up a fuss (informal),
kvetch (US, slang),
Thesaurus for cavil from the Collins English Thesaurus