Definitions for hairsplitter
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a disputant who makes unreasonably fine distinctions
A person who makes extremely, possibly excessively, fine distinctions (who would separate something as fine as a hair into two pieces and distinguish them).
one who makes excessively nice or needless distinctions in reasoning; one who quibbles
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