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English definition of “cavil”

cavil

verb [I] uk   /ˈkæv.əl/ (-ll- or US usually -l-) formal us  
to make unreasonable complaints, especially about things that are not importantComplaining
cavil
noun [C] uk   us  
The one cavil I have about the book is that it is written as a diary.Complaining
(Definition of cavil from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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