Synonyms of 'pettifogging'
excessively concerned with unimportant detailpettifogging bureaucratic interference
, , , ,
Rows would start over petty things.
In 1949 it was still a small, insignificant city.
They started having tiffs about the most niggling little things.
She had no interest in such paltry concerns.
arguing over piddling amounts of money
nit-picking (informal), , , , ,
Perfectionists are fussy, nit-picking types who worry about every little detail.
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in the sense of captious
tending to make trivial criticisms
in the sense of insignificant
having little or no importanceIn 1949 it was still a small, insignificant city.
of no consequence,
nickel-and-dime (US, slang),
of no account,
not worth mentioning,
of no moment,
wanky (taboo, slang)
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