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
The numerical value of hairsplitting in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of hairsplitting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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