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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PET'TIFOGGERY, n. The practice of a pettifogger; tricks; quibbles.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a quarrel about petty points [syn: bicker, bickering, spat, tiff, squabble, pettifoggery, fuss]

Merriam Webster's

noun see pettifogger

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Pettifoggery Pet"ti*fog`ger*y, n.; pl. -ies. The practice or arts of a pettifogger; disreputable tricks; quibbles. Quirks of law, and pettifoggeries. --Barrow.

Moby Thesaurus

artifice, bickering, boggling, captiousness, caviling, chicane, chicanery, collusion, connivance, connivery, conspiracy, covin, dodgery, dodging, equivocation, evasion, fencing, foul play, hairsplitting, hedging, logic-chopping, machination, nit-picking, paltering, parrying, pettifogging, prevarication, pussyfooting, quibbling, sharp practice, shifting, shuffling, sidestepping, skulduggery, sleight, subterfuge, supercherie, tergiversation, trichoschistism, trickery, underhand dealing



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