quibbler

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n quibbler a disputant who quibbles; someone who raises annoying petty objections
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Quibbler One who quibbles; a caviler; also, a punster.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n quibbler One who quibbles; one who evades plain truth by trifling artifices, play upon words, or the like.
    • n quibbler A punster.
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Usage

In literature:

Several of those quibblers I happened to know.
"Off-Hand Sketches" by T. S. Arthur
I dismiss the fatalist as a quibbler and play on.
"The Boss of Little Arcady" by Harry Leon Wilson
He was adroit and quick, and was rather a quibbler than a great lawyer.
"The Memories of Fifty Years" by William H. Sparks
Theological Quibblers' Club, ix, 189.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 14" by Elbert Hubbard
They were, as a rule, influenced by no high spiritual motives; often they were mere quibblers.
"The Faith of Islam" by Edward Sell
General Colley was no quibbler with words.
"South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 1 (of 6)" by Louis Creswicke
Your father was a quibbler before you.
"Hunters Out of Space" by Joseph Everidge Kelleam
Hence, those quibblers who pick flaws in the plain statements of Paul are infinitely blind.
"Commentary on Genesis, Vol. II" by Martin Luther
Such quibblers excite my wonder!
"The Philosophy of Spinoza" by Baruch de Spinoza
Does Logic shelter the quibbler who trades upon it?
"Logic, Inductive and Deductive" by William Minto
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