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Quibble vs. Prevaricate — What's the Difference?

Quibble vs. Prevaricate — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Quibble and Prevaricate

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Quibble

To argue or find fault over trivial matters or minor concerns; cavil.
Jun 23, 2022

Prevaricate

Speak or act in an evasive way
He seemed to prevaricate when journalists asked pointed questions
Jun 23, 2022

Quibble

A trivial matter or minor concern raised in arguing or finding fault.
Jun 23, 2022

Prevaricate

To speak or write evasively.
Jun 23, 2022

Quibble

(Archaic) A pun.
Jun 23, 2022
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Prevaricate

To deviate, transgress; to go astray (from).
Jun 23, 2022

Quibble

A pun.
Jun 23, 2022

Prevaricate

(intransitive) To shift or turn from direct speech or behaviour; to deviate from the truth; to evade the truth; to waffle or be (intentionally) ambiguous.
The people saw the politician prevaricate every day.
Jun 23, 2022

Quibble

An objection or argument based on an ambiguity of wording or similar trivial circumstance; a minor complaint.
He harped on his quibble about how the dark red paint should be described as carmine rather than burgundy.
Jun 23, 2022

Prevaricate

To collude, as where an informer colludes with the defendant, and makes a sham prosecution.
Jun 23, 2022

Quibble

To complain or argue in a trivial or petty manner.
They are constantly quibbling over insignificant details.
Jun 23, 2022

Prevaricate

To undertake something falsely and deceitfully, with the purpose of defeating or destroying it.
Jun 23, 2022

Quibble

To contest, especially some trivial issue in a petty manner.
The customer quibbled the bill.
Jun 23, 2022

Prevaricate

To shift or turn from one side to the other, from the direct course, or from truth; to speak with equivocation; to shuffle; to quibble; as, he prevaricates in his statement.
He prevaricates with his own understanding.
Jun 23, 2022

Quibble

A shift or turn from the point in question; a trifling or evasive distinction; an evasion; a cavil.
Quibbles have no place in the search after truth.
Jun 23, 2022

Prevaricate

To collude, as where an informer colludes with the defendant, and makes a sham prosecution.
Jun 23, 2022

Quibble

A pun; a low conceit.
Jun 23, 2022

Prevaricate

To undertake a thing falsely and deceitfully, with the purpose of defeating or destroying it.
Jun 23, 2022

Quibble

To evade the point in question by artifice, play upon words, caviling, or by raising any insignificant or impertinent question or point; to trifle in argument or discourse; to equivocate.
Jun 23, 2022

Prevaricate

To evade by a quibble; to transgress; to pervert.
Jun 23, 2022

Quibble

To pun; to practice punning.
Jun 23, 2022

Prevaricate

Be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information
Jun 23, 2022

Quibble

An evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections
Jun 23, 2022

Quibble

Evade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant objections
Jun 23, 2022

Quibble

Argue over petty things;
Let's not quibble over pennies
Jun 23, 2022

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