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Hairsplitting

Hair´split`ting   Pronunciation: ~tĭng
a.1.Making excessively fine or trivial distinctions in reasoning; overly subtle.
The ancient hairsplitting technicalities of special pleading.
- Charles Sumner.
Noun1.hairsplitting - making too fine distinctions of little importance; "they didn't take his hairsplitting seriously"
Synonyms: word-splitting
Adj.1.hairsplitting - developed in excessively fine detail; "finespun distinctions"
Synonyms: finespun
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