Hairsplitting [noun]

Definition of Hairsplitting:


Synonyms of Hairsplitting:

Opposite/Antonyms of Hairsplitting:


Sentence/Example of Hairsplitting:

Secondly, you must not think too little of it, by regarding the matter as mere scholastic word-mongery and useless hairsplitting.

It was fine legal reasoning, not without some of that hairsplitting for which Jefferson reproached Randolph.

But, to avoid hairsplitting, what we call "modern" English literature may be said to date from about 1885.

Hairsplitting terms like this I do not often employ, but, blessings on the head of Cadmus!

The mass of the party, he said, did not trouble their heads about theories, but plodded along unmindful of hairsplitting.

Of what practical use then, it may be asked, is all this hairsplitting?