What does stickle mean?

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ˈstɪk əlstick·le

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stickleverb

    dispute or argue stubbornly (especially minor points)

Wiktionary

  1. stickleverb

    To act as referee or arbiter; to mediate.

    Etymology: Variant of stightle.

  2. stickleverb

    To argue or struggle for.

    Etymology: Variant of stightle.

  3. stickleverb

    To raise objections; to argue stubbornly, especially over minor or trivial matters.

    Etymology: Variant of stightle.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stickleverb

    to separate combatants by intervening

    Etymology: [Probably fr. OE. stightlen, stitlen, to dispose, arrange, govern, freq. of stihten, AS. stihtan: cf. G. stiften to found, to establish.]

  2. Stickleverb

    to contend, contest, or altercate, esp. in a pertinacious manner on insufficient grounds

    Etymology: [Probably fr. OE. stightlen, stitlen, to dispose, arrange, govern, freq. of stihten, AS. stihtan: cf. G. stiften to found, to establish.]

  3. Stickleverb

    to play fast and loose; to pass from one side to the other; to trim

    Etymology: [Probably fr. OE. stightlen, stitlen, to dispose, arrange, govern, freq. of stihten, AS. stihtan: cf. G. stiften to found, to establish.]

  4. Stickleverb

    to separate, as combatants; hence, to quiet, to appease, as disputants

    Etymology: [Probably fr. OE. stightlen, stitlen, to dispose, arrange, govern, freq. of stihten, AS. stihtan: cf. G. stiften to found, to establish.]

  5. Stickleverb

    to intervene in; to stop, or put an end to, by intervening; hence, to arbitrate

    Etymology: [Probably fr. OE. stightlen, stitlen, to dispose, arrange, govern, freq. of stihten, AS. stihtan: cf. G. stiften to found, to establish.]

  6. Stickle

    a shallow rapid in a river; also, the current below a waterfall

    Etymology: [Probably fr. OE. stightlen, stitlen, to dispose, arrange, govern, freq. of stihten, AS. stihtan: cf. G. stiften to found, to establish.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Stickle

    stik′l, v.i. to interpose between combatants: to contend obstinately: to hesitate.—n. a sharp point, a prickle, a spine.—ns. Stick′leback, a small river-fish so called from the spines on its back; Stick′ler, a second or umpire in a duel: an obstinate contender, esp. for something trifling.—adj. Stick′ler-like (Shak.), in the manner of a stickler. [A dim. of stick (n.).]

  2. Stickle

    stik′l, adj. high, rapid.—n. a current below a waterfall. [A.S. sticol, steep.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stickle in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stickle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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