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Definition of cavil verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [intransitive] cavil (at something) (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they cavil
    he / she / it cavils
    past simple caviled ()cavilled
    -ing form caviling ()cavilling
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  1. 1to make unnecessary complaints about something synonym quibble
  2. 2 Several countries caviled at the cost of the project.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: cavil