Definition Of quibble


a play on words; a pun.


a slight objection or criticism about a trivial matter.

the only quibble about this book is the price

a slight objection or criticism.

the only quibble about this book is the price

argue or raise objections about a trivial matter.

they are always quibbling about the amount they are prepared to pay

Example Of quibble

  • A few quibbles aside, we should value the BBC's comprehensive and dedicated coverage of an event that continues to grip our imagination, even if the weather gods frequently rain on Wimbledon's parade.

  • A gaggle of quibblers complain that chickens do fly, albeit short distances.

  • Actually, the Mies van der Rohe creation was torn down in 1930 and what now stands is a copy made in 1986-but who's quibbling .

  • And not that Williams was quibbling with the nature of the win.

  • But quibbling aside, it is clear the company's future is in gambling.

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