Cavils vs Cavins - What's the difference?

cavils | cavins |


As a verb cavils

is (cavil).

As a noun cavins is

.

cavils

English

Verb

(head)
  • (cavil)
  • Anagrams

    *

    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

    cavins

    English

    Noun

    (head)