Definition of cavil verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    cavil

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈkævl//
     
    [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.
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