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- n. A person who cavils; a faultfinder, quibbler or nitpicker
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who cavils.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who cavils; one who is apt to raise captious objections; a carping disputant.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a disputant who quibbles; someone who raises annoying petty objections
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To make caviler statements about whether something is possible or not with absolutely no knowledge of the subject is simply mind boggling.
They seem to have a pretty caviler attitude towards safety.
But what caused me to fret most of all was the President's evident caviler flaunting of unconventional attire.
Ever since I was at a metro stop and saw a poster of Wesley Snipes aiming his gun in The Art of War at the head of a woman waiting for a bus, I've been waiting for America's caviler attitude about guns to reach little children.
More than a few tend to be (Ahem) somewhat caviler about the entire issue.
You could say the rider was raised in a household of trust, which makes him seem caviler in his every day life.
The amazing adventures of caviler and clay (pulizer prize winner) the broom of the system fight club life of pi are the last non-sci fi book I have read
Once again the righties warn the lefties about their caviler sic attitude because the same thing can happen to them.
President Bush appears to have no patience for the Fourth Amendment and a caviler of Americans 'rights and liberties.
Judges such as Richard Posner in that case have been derelict and caviler in admitting the most flimsy of evidence of fraud.