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quibbling
['kwɪblɪŋ]

  • n. 诡辩;找碴子;吹毛求疵
  • adj. 吹毛求疵的
  • v. 推托;说模棱两可的话(quibble的ing形式)

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quibbling

以上来源于: WordNet

 柯林斯英汉双解大词典 

quibble /ˈkwɪbəl/ TEM8 ( quibbling, quibbled, quibbles )

  • 1. 

    V-RECIP When people quibble over a small matter, they argue about it even though it is not important. (为琐事) 争辩

    例:

    Lawmakers spent the day quibbling over the final wording of the resolution.

    立法者们花了一天争辩决议的最后措词。

  • 2. 

    N-COUNT A quibble is a small and unimportant complaint about something. 微不足道的抱怨

    例:

    These are minor quibbles.

    这都是些微不足道的抱怨。

同近义词同根词

词根: quibble

n.

quibble 谬论;双关语;遁辞

quibbler 吹毛求疵的人

vi.

quibble 诡辩;挑剔;说模棱两可的话

vt.

quibble 对…诡辩

双语例句权威例句

  • Someone will immediately start quibbling that “eastern” Europe doesn’t exist.

    立马有人吹毛求疵:何来“东欧”一说?

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  • Freed from the pettifogging concerns of quibbling lawyers and self-serving politicians, goes the argument, he can concentrate on eradicating extremism.

    有个论调说,摆脱吹毛求疵律师自私政客们的所谓的关心能够集中精力根除极端主义

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  • Today’s Catholic leaders might also recall that clerical abuses of power, defended by legalistic quibbling, greatly angered an itinerant preacher in Palestine two millennia ago.

    今天的天主教领导人们一定记得两千年滥用权力教条主义者(惯于通过对法条诡辩为自己辩护),曾经大大激怒了一位巴勒斯坦巡回传教士(指耶稣——译者注)。

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