Hairsplitting



[hair-split-ing] /ˈhɛərˌsplɪt ɪŋ/

noun
1.
the making of unnecessarily fine distinctions.
adjective
2.
characterized by such distinctions:
the hairsplitting arguments of a political debate.
/ˈhɛəˌsplɪtɪŋ/
noun
1.
the making of petty distinctions
adjective
2.
occupied with or based on petty distinctions

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