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cavil

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcavilcav‧il /ˈkævəl/ verb (cavilled, cavilling British English, caviled, caviling American English) [intransitive] formal 🔊 🔊 COMPLAINto make unnecessary complaints about someone or somethingcavil at 🔊 They cavilled at our calculations.cavil noun [countable, uncountable]→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
cavilHowever, my purpose here is not to cavil, nor to review the exhibition as a whole.Although Chief Constables cavil occasionally they treat circulars as commands.No one could cavil with that, either then, or in historical retrospect.
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Verb table
cavil
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycavil
he, she, itcavils
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycavilled (BrE)
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave cavilled
he, she, ithas cavilled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad cavilled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill cavil
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have cavilled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam cavilling
he, she, itis cavilling
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you, we, theyare cavilling
Past
I, he, she, itwas cavilling
you, we, theywere cavilling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been cavilling
he, she, ithas been cavilling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been cavilling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be cavilling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been cavilling
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