making too fine distinctions of little importance

they didn't take his hairsplitting seriously

Syn: ↑hairsplitting
Derivationally related forms: ↑hairsplitting (for: ↑hairsplitting)
Hypernyms: ↑differentiation, ↑distinction

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wordˈ-splitting noun
Hair-splitting, quibbling
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Main Entry:word

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