Cavilled vs Caviled - What's the difference?

cavilled | caviled |


In en-past of|cavil terms the difference between cavilled and caviled

is that cavilled is (cavil) while caviled is (cavil).

As verbs the difference between cavilled and caviled

is that cavilled is (cavil) while caviled is (cavil).

cavilled

English

Verb

(head)
  • (cavil)

  • cavil

    English

    Alternative forms

    * cavel, cavell

    Verb

  • To criticise for petty or frivolous reasons.
  • * 1598? , William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona , Act I, scene I:
  • 'Tis love you cavil at: I am not Love.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1913, author=
  • , title=Lord Stranleigh Abroad , chapter=5 citation , passage=Stranleigh found no difficulty in getting a cavalcade together at Bleacher’s station, an amazingly long distance west of New York. A man finds little trouble in obtaining what he wants, if he never cavils at the price asked, and is willing to pay in advance.}}
  • * 1928 , D. H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley's Lover :
  • I wish you wouldn't cavil , Hilda.

    Synonyms

    * be hypercritical, nitpick, pettifog, split hairs

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A petty or trivial objection or criticism.
  • * 1835 , Charles G. Finney, Lectures on revivals of religion :
  • It is not worth while to spend your time in arguing against a cavil , but make him feel he is committing a sin to plead it, and thus enlist his conscience on your side.

    References

    caviled

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (cavil)