English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'pettifogging'

(adjective) 
Definition
excessively concerned with unimportant detail
pettifogging bureaucratic interference
Synonyms
hairsplitting
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petty
Rows would start over petty things.
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insignificant
In 1949 it was still a small, insignificant city.
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niggling
They started having tiffs about the most niggling little things.
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paltry
She had no interest in such paltry concerns.
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piddling (informal)
arguing over piddling amounts of money
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nit-picking (informal)
Perfectionists are fussy, nit-picking types who worry about every little detail.
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equivocating
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sophistical
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casuistic

Additional synonyms

in the sense of captious
Definition
tending to make trivial criticisms
in the sense of insignificant
Definition
having little or no importance
In 1949 it was still a small, insignificant city.
Synonyms
measly (informal),
of no consequence,
nonessential,
small potatoes,
nickel-and-dime (US, slang),
of no account,
not worth mentioning,
of no moment,
wanky (taboo, slang)
in the sense of niggling
They started having tiffs about the most niggling little things.

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