hairsplitting definition

  • noun:
    • The generating of unreasonably good distinctions.
    • The work of thinking about or arguing about good details, or worrying all about minutiae.
    • The work or training of making sophistical or over-nice distinctions in reasoning.
    • making too fine distinctions of little importance
  • adjective:
    • Making exceptionally fine or insignificant differences in thinking; excessively subdued.
    • created in extremely fine detail
  • others:
    • Making sophistical or over-nice distinctions in thinking; also, produced by such thinking.

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