Meaning of cavil
Pronunciation: (kav'ul), [key]
— v., n. -iled, -il•ing -illed, -il•ling,
- to raise irritating and trivial objections; find fault with unnecessarily (usually fol. by at or about): He finds something to cavil at in everything I say.
- to oppose by inconsequential, frivolous, or sham objections: to cavil each item of a proposed agenda.
- a trivial and annoying objection.
- the raising of such objections.
- cavil (Thesaurus)