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  1. hairsplitting:


Detailed Translations for hairsplitting from English to French


hairsplitting [the ~] noun

  1. the hairsplitting (acting difficult; quibbling)
  2. the hairsplitting (niggling; nitpicking)
    la chicane; l'ergoterie
  3. the hairsplitting (nitpicking)
    la chicane
  4. the hairsplitting (quibbling over words)
    la chicanerie; l'ergoterie

Translation Matrix for hairsplitting:

NounRelated TranslationsOther Translations
chicane hairsplitting; niggling; nitpicking arguing; bickering; cavilling; fault-finding; pettifoggery; quarreling; quibble; quibbling; splitting hairs; squabbling; wrangling
chicanerie hairsplitting; quibbling over words
ergoterie hairsplitting; niggling; nitpicking; quibbling over words cavilling; fault-finding
faire le difficile acting difficult; hairsplitting; quibbling
- word-splitting
AdjectiveRelated TranslationsOther Translations
- finespun

Synonyms for "hairsplitting":

Related Definitions for "hairsplitting":

  1. developed in excessively fine detail1
  2. making too fine distinctions of little importance1
    • they didn't take his hairsplitting seriously1