quibble Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “quibble” in the English Dictionary

"quibble" in British English

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quibbleverb [I]

uk   us   /ˈkwɪb.l̩/ disapproving
to ​argue about, or say you ​disapprove of, something that is not ​important: There's no ​point quibbling about/over a ​couple of ​dollars.

quibblenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈkwɪb.l̩/ disapproving
a ​complaint or ​criticism about something that is not very ​important: My only quibble is that the ​colour isn't very ​nice.
(Definition of quibble from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"quibble" in American English

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quibbleverb [I]

 us   /ˈkwɪb·əl/
to ​argue or ​complain about ​small and ​unimportantdetails: The ​issue is too ​important to quibble over.
quibble
noun [C]  us   /ˈkwɪb·əl/
My only quibble with the ​movie is that it’s too ​long.
(Definition of quibble from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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