Synonyms of hairsplitting
- 1. hairsplitting, word-splitting, differentiation, distinction
- usage: making too fine distinctions of little importance; "they didn't take his hairsplitting seriously"
- 1. finespun, hairsplitting, precise (vs. imprecise)
- usage: developed in excessively fine detail; "finespun distinctions"
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Definition and meaning of hairsplitting (Dictionary)