Detailed Translations for cavil from English to French


cavil verb

  1. cavil (carp; find fault with)
    chicaner sur; fustiger; faire la critique; critiquer
    • fustiger verb (fustige, fustiges, fustigeons, fustigez, )
    • critiquer verb (critique, critiques, critiquons, critiquez, )
  2. cavil (carp; nitpick; find fault; find fault with)
    • pinailler verb (pinaille, pinailles, pinaillons, pinaillez, )

Translation Matrix for cavil:

NounRelated TranslationsOther Translations
- quibble; quiddity
VerbRelated TranslationsOther Translations
chicaner sur carp; cavil; find fault with
critiquer carp; cavil; find fault with accuse; bear a grudge; bear malice; blame; blame someone of; castigate; censure; criticise; criticize; decry; disapprove of; discredit; give comment; harbour a grudge; hold against; hold it against s.o.; rancor; rancour; rebuke; reject; remove; reprimand; reproach; resent; run down; slate; turn down
faire la critique carp; cavil; find fault with blast; carp on; criticise; criticize; find fault with
fustiger carp; cavil; find fault with
pinailler carp; cavil; find fault; find fault with; nitpick
- carp; chicane

Related Words for "cavil":

  • caviling

Synonyms for "cavil":

Related Definitions for "cavil":

  1. an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections1
  2. raise trivial objections1

Wiktionary Translations for cavil:

  1. user de chicane.
  2. zoologie|fr utiliser ses ergots, parler d'un coq.

Cross Translation:
cavil grogner; maugréer; maronner; râler; récriminer; ronchonner; rouspéter nörgelnpenetrant/störend, aber nicht aggressiv seinen Unmut äußern