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cavil

verb [I] uk   us   /ˈkæv.əl/ (-ll- or US usually -l-) formal
to make unreasonable complaints, especially about things that are not important
cavil
noun [C] uk   us  
The one cavil I have about the book is that it is written as a diary.
Translations of “cavil”
in Chinese (Traditional) 無端指責,挑剔,吹毛求疵…
in Chinese (Simplified) 无端指责,挑剔,吹毛求疵…
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