hairsplitter

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hairsplitter a disputant who makes unreasonably fine distinctions
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hairsplitter One who makes excessively fine or needless distinctions in reasoning; one who quibbles. "The caviling hairsplitter ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hairsplitter One given to hair-splitting or making sophistical distinctions in reasoning.
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