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Definition of "pettifoggery" []

  • The actions of a pettifogger; a trivial quarrel. (noun)

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Use "pettifoggery" in a sentence
  • "This proves, according to Ezra, that conservative and Republican opposition to the current iteration of the individual mandate is just legal pettifoggery and political opportunism."
  • "Of such squeamish pettifoggery are cultural declines made!"
  • "Rehnquist's disdain for drawn-out cases and pettifoggery by lawyers is legendary."