What does hairsplitting mean?

Definitions for hairsplittingˈhɛərˌsplɪt ɪŋ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word hairsplitting.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hairsplitting, word-splitting(adj)

    making too fine distinctions of little importance

    "they didn't take his hairsplitting seriously"

  2. finespun, hairsplitting(adj)

    developed in excessively fine detail

    "finespun distinctions"


  1. hairsplitting(Noun)

    The act of considering or arguing about fine details, or worrying about minutiae.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hairsplitting(adj)

    making excessively nice or trivial distinctions in reasoning; subtle

  2. Hairsplitting(noun)

    the act or practice of making trivial distinctions


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hairsplitting in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hairsplitting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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