Search Result for "pettifoggery": 
Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a quarrel about petty points;
[syn: bicker, bickering, spat, tiff, squabble, pettifoggery, fuss]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pettifoggery \Pet"ti*fog`ger*y\, n.; pl. pettifoggeries. The practice or arts of a pettifogger; disreputable tricks; quibbles; chicanery. [1913 Webster] Quirks of law, and pettifoggeries. --Barrow. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

pettifoggery n 1: a quarrel about petty points [syn: bicker, bickering, spat, tiff, squabble, pettifoggery, fuss]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

41 Moby Thesaurus words for "pettifoggery": artifice, bickering, boggling, captiousness, caviling, chicane, chicanery, collusion, connivance, connivery, conspiracy, covin, dodgery, dodging, equivocation, evasion, fencing, foul play, hairsplitting, hedging, logic-chopping, machination, nit-picking, paltering, parrying, pettifogging, prevarication, pussyfooting, quibbling, sharp practice, shifting, shuffling, sidestepping, skulduggery, sleight, subterfuge, supercherie, tergiversation, trichoschistism, trickery, underhand dealing