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Definition of "pettifogging" [pet•ti•fog•ging]

  • Present participle of pettifog. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "pettifogging" in a sentence
  • "This Mrs. Baxter called a pettifogging trick, and she pursued her parallel till the same terms were obviously indicated as appropriate to Quisanté's conduct."
  • "'GRACCHUS,' as the town called him, was a broken-down lawyer, who, as he got old, had prostituted the talents of his early days to the meanest kind of pettifogging and rascality."
  • "The pettifogging was also meant to counterbalance the Clinton White House's own ethical woes."