Cite
 

Meaning of hairsplitting

hair•split•ting

Pronunciation: (hâr'split"ing), [key]
— n.
  1. the making of unnecessarily fine distinctions.
—adj.
  1. characterized by such distinctions: the hairsplitting arguments of a political debate.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
See also: