Definitions for hairsplittingˈhɛərˌsplɪt ɪŋ
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word hairsplitting
making too fine distinctions of little importance
"they didn't take his hairsplitting seriously"
developed in excessively fine detail
The act of considering or arguing about fine details, or worrying about minutiae.
making excessively nice or trivial distinctions in reasoning; subtle
the act or practice of making trivial distinctions
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