Meaning of quibble

quib•ble

Pronunciation: (kwib'ul), [key]
— n., v., -bled, -bling.
—n.
  1. an instance of the use of ambiguous, prevaricating, or irrelevant language or arguments to evade a point at issue.
  2. the general use of such arguments.
  3. petty or carping criticism; a minor objection.
—v.i.
  1. to equivocate.
  2. to carp; cavil.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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