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cavil
[ˈkævl] [ˈkævl]

  • v. 无端指责;对……吹毛求疵
  • n. 吹毛求疵的意见
  • n. (Cavil) (美)凯维乐(人名)

[ 过去式 caviled 过去分词 cavilled 现在分词 caviling或-illing ]

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caviling [ 'kævil ]

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cavil /ˈkævɪl/ ( cavilling, cavilled, cavils )

  • 1. 

    V-I If you say that someone cavils at something, you mean that they make criticisms of it that you think are unimportant or unnecessary. 吹毛求疵 [正式] [no passive]

    例:

    Let us not cavil too much.

    我们不要太吹毛求疵。

    例:

    I don't think this is the time to cavil at the wording of the report.

    我认为现在不是对这份报告的措辞吹毛求疵的时候。

  • 2. 

    N-COUNT Cavil is also a noun. 吹毛求疵的意见

    例:

    These cavils aside, most of the essays are very good indeed.

    撇开这些吹毛求疵的意见,大多数论文确实非常好。

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  • As an insider, she couldn't spend so much time surveying the writing of her peers and caviling about their philistinism.

    作为一个圈内人不宜过多时间评论同伴写作鄙薄他们市侩

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