Synonym of hair splitting

Adjective

Characterized by or fond of small and overfine distinctions
fault-finding nice carping niggling quibbling captious caviling cavilling critical criticising criticizing fine pettifogging censorious disapproving finicky hypercritical judgemental nitpicking nit-picking overcritical pass-remarkable pedantic punctilious subtle overnice overrefined pernickety persnickety picky fussy faultfinding hairsplitting over-exacting overscrupulous nagging rejective judgmental hard to please sophistical perfectionist precisionist precise meticulous fastidious disparaging scholastic demanding exact scrupulous dogmatic literalistic finical literalist purist formalist over-censorious over-particular reproachful overprecise casuistical casuistic sophistic over-rigorous over-strict exceptive sarcastic exacting severe cavillous particular negative nit-picky difficult to please impossible to please ambiguous equivocal evasive overexact jesuitical overexacting on someone's back deprecating grousing grouchy moaning complaining grumbling grouching whining scholarly over-subtle donnish academic erudite learned unfavorable unfavourable scathing bleating deprecatory griping slighting bellyaching condemnatory irritable crabby touchy cantankerous peevish nitpicky trivial testy perverse petty thorny acrimonious unfair contrary petulant unjust cross tricky pedagogic whingeing kvetching very critical mithering chuntering dissatisfied discontented overparticular scolding critic humbling diagnostic demeaning judgy calumniatory harsh belittling trenchant sharp discerning cutting penetrating biting contemptuous choleric condemning withering discriminating cynical censuring derogatory analytical satirical lowering stern castigatory reproving denunciatory accusatory reprobative vituperative accusing denouncing reprobatory full of reproof damnatory damning disappointed proscriptive shrewish abusive admonitory unforgiving upbraiding sharp-tongued culpatory reprehending reproaching chiding severely critical choosy choosey old-maidish dainty fussbudgety delicate finicking selective unsympathetic trying uncompromising ultra-critical importunate strict intractable clamorous tiresome tough obstinate rigorous dictatorial hardheaded overbearing unaccommodating firm sticklerish querulous hard-line stiff inflexible insistent obdurate serious needy unmanageable possessive hard unsparing hard to satisfy imperious stubborn unflinching troublesome unreasonable high-maintenance stringent unbending exigent difficult unamenable fractious tyrannical

Adjective

Trivial and irritating
footling trivial insignificant petty trifling fiddling irrelevant minor silly unimportant immaterial piddling piffling pointless inessential nickel-and-dime non-essential paltry picayune time-wasting chicken fussy inconsequential inconsiderable measly minute negligible niggling no-account nominal nugatory peanut penny-ante piddly pimping slight twopenny-halfpenny worthless hairsplitting niggly small-bore de minimis Mickey Mouse not worth mentioning of little account not worth bothering about small frivolous little incidental small-fry meaningless foolish inappreciable meagre meager light puny insufficient valueless miserable of no account pitiful derisory pathetic pettifogging scanty inadequate minimal exiguous contemptible mingy poxy mean of no consequence insubstantial dinky shallow minuscule lightweight tiny casual of little consequence of little importance superficial idle useless base nonessential secondary lesser skimpy marginal futile peripheral beggarly of no importance unproductive empty inferior cheap scant two-bit ignorable wretched purportless shoestring mere ungenerous unavailing token unprofitable flimsy ineffectual senseless trite subordinate hollow infinitesimal small-time subsidiary sorry pitiable miserly poor stingy fruitless absurd barren purposeless aimless unessential everyday needless hopeless inane trashy ineffective microscopic lower junior vain diminutive potty wasted scratch inconsequent unsubstantial in vain low nondescript shabby smaller unnecessary of no moment to no purpose without rhyme or reason of minor importance not worth speaking of twopenny insulting imperceptible picky quibbling ridiculous outrageous ludicrous lousy laughable risible preposterous impractical cavilling finicky nit-picking commonplace peppercorn unconsiderable slender neglectable toytown wanky caviling nonsensical bogus inutile despicable mediocre abandoned nothing sterile profitless abject waste drossy counterproductive unusable ignoble momentary atomic skin-deep evanescent vanishing set common shoddy sleazy narrow unconsequential limited lilliputian minor-league of no great concern second-rate low-ranking insane fatuous extraneous beside the point neither here nor there unconsidered runt inappropriate wimpy shrimp minus accessory tacky dependent second-string loitering jejune idling vapid insipid banal below the mark hardly worth mentioning impotent redundant nongermane superfluous no biggie all the same small potatoes two bit entry level of no significance big zero of little import not pertinent no big deal no big thing deficient sparse short scrimpy diddly rinky-dink too little too late unreasonable mindless unmeaning unsound ordinary modest undistinguished reduced bush-league unremarkable lowly scarce subtle average vague minimum middling indifferent run-of-the-mill fine weak no great shakes obscure slim humble ancillary impalpable indistinguishable lean inconspicuous uninspired undetectable pedestrian fractional unexceptional indiscernible forgettable second-class gradual insensible humdrum prosaic bog-standard unmemorable unexciting workaday inaudible shadowy ephemeral subnormal unimpressive less indistinct sad so-so unnoticeable invisible imponderable middle-of-the-road vanilla wanting intangible sparing faint fair diminished lamentable nothing special unknown tangential unobservable unpretentious nothing to write home about bland unsatisfactory normal less important supplementary routine standard OK bad half-pie dull lower-level off thin inapposite feeble plain vanilla frothy passable tenuous not much cop slighter impertinent auxiliary little known medium uneventful uncelebrated inapplicable anonymous tolerable subservient lacking usual inglorious fragile irrelative uninspiring adequate undersized remote typical few frail run-of-the-mine run-of-mine poorer outside null second-fiddle low-grade plain of no value lackluster lacklustre fair-to-middling amateurish amateur substandard lame conventional unnoteworthy characterless unacceptable third-string standard-issue garden-variety of no matter bush unsung not very good common or garden dismal not so hot not up to much a dime a dozen restricted little-known unrenowned frugal dubious doubtful unfamiliar dispensable invalid plebeian wee unconvincing expendable good-for-nothing unfamous disappointing unheard-of spare occasional moderate nanoscopic unimposing implausible woeful distressing rare bottom simple puerile smallish forgotten flighty unrelated scrubby unhonoured foreign stock subpar dissatisfactory subjacent unperceivable indefinite decent teensy-weensy basal lower-ranking skimp unheard of contributory of no merit low-born crummy cut-and-dry cut-and-dried regular imperfect not germane defective dwindling lower-class uninteresting junk lemon mainstream junky lower-grade extra boring familiar wack crumby punk not to the point negative low-quality customary suboptimal rubbish no-good second-banana additional wrong sour ill bog standard fair to middling next to none collateral ten a penny below par next to no garden variety tributary seldom seen second rate from hunger off the subject perfunctory sophisticated mild ne'er-do-well small-scale symbolic local barely perceptible captious casuistic equivocating sophistical tinpot zero zilch zip disregardable undemanding acceptable bitty little bitty fragmentary supplemental unintellectual depleted inconsiderate menial by-the-way by-the-by background nether unapparent smalltime a minor point unassuming no never mind matter of indifference a matter of indifference makes no difference extrinsic unobtrusive teeny-weeny featherweight failing imponderous incompetent flippant unhelpful not enough lessened gentle scattered illogical unclear outclassed déclassé demeaning degrading sporadic no use of less importance shy irrational boilerplate par for the course undistinguishable imperceivable uncommon infrequent general a notch under attendant ignominious servile chaffy rubbishy lower rung low-level least smallest littlest slightest impossible to detect contributing related fewer merciful nowhere jake garden plastic satellite outranked adjuvant sub worse tawdry low-rent hack unestablished of no benefit bootless unfructuous pants to no avail cut lowest just substract under subject second reserve crude barely visible hard to make out lower in status lower in rank minutest tiniest merest fewest nothing to get excited about middle of the road run of the mill shortened nameless plain-Jane homely unextraordinary unvaried hackneyed generic stereotyped off-the-shelf stereotypical at a low level in short supply run-down faulty nasty rotten unworthy unreasoning two a penny straggling light-headed harebrained light-minded ditzy lightheaded goofy yeasty featherbrained giddy scatterbrained ditsy dizzy birdbrained ropy duff unsuitable unsatisfying offensive unlikely empty-headed without depth fallacious declined depressed not worth a hill of beans a dead loss unfrequent entry-level bottom-rung beneath someone under someone's heel not very important back seat below someone not so important merely only displeasing distant frilly lacking substance unrecognized nonrational few and far between jerry-built below average no good minor league tenth-rate below standard poor-quality not up to par not up to scratch not satisfying not up to snuff damaged not so great unseen moving compassionate afflicted stirring joyless heartbreaking scurvy grievous arousing mournful rueful piteous heartrending vile touching affecting cheerless deplorable commiserative tearful suffering sorrowful distressed comfortless gratuitous thin on the ground lighthearted low in numbers hard to find hard to come by at a premium unnoticed unacclaimed noteless very little least possible unneeded illegitimate not so much beside the question wide of the point nihil ad rem not at issue not to the purpose not significant wide of the mark smallest amount of not important shaky questionable improbable not as great unnoted overlooked unappreciated proletarian unwarranted unfamed unrecognised unglorified unlauded odd unapplauded unhailed unhonored far faraway outlying sketchy nebulous baseborn underprivileged unacknowledged void unrefined severe unwashed rough nothing more than no more than no more important than no better than no-name far-fetched meh excessive vulgar lowborn prole out-of-the-way colorless fairish colourless intermediate ruthful mundane drab lumpen plebby uncouth unfit sordid hazy unspecific suspect working-class luxury deadwood of poor quality indeterminate unsubstantiated whatever excess baggage uncalled-for neat pocket pocket-size bantam Lilliputian miniature dwarfish half-pint shrimpy pint-size petite trim undersize pint-sized dainty dear mini pocket-sized fun-size toylike adorable cute pygmy unconnected nonvalid nullified annulled null and void cancelled nonbinding inoperative of low birth low-life of low rank inapt dime-a-dozen adorbs compact natty teeny little-bitty rescinded revoked repealed abolished disconnected detached independent unassociated disparate unapt dissociated inapropos separate inappurtenant fun size absent nonexistent untrue powerless canceled unsanctioned unreal imaginary inefficacious teeny weeny off base out of place not connected with out of order not applicable not pertaining to off the topic not connected off the point not related nothing to do with

Adjective

Showing great attention to detail or correct behaviour
punctilious correct careful conscientious meticulous diligent exact nice painstaking precise scrupulous thorough accurate attentive fastidious fussy particular strict studious ultra-careful detailed finicky mathematical methodical perfectionist persnickety religious rigorous ceremonious decorous demanding exacting finical formal nitpicking pedantic pernickety proper starchy stiff stiff-necked stilted laborious overnice assiduous civil conscionable conventional courteous formalistic heedful observant overconscientious overscrupulous polite punctual seemly good eye right on delicate picky dainty choosy difficult critical over-particular overcritical nit-picky choosey fussbudgety finicking old-maidish pass-remarkable fine faddy refined difficult to please exhaustive close pinpoint hairline over-fastidious carping faddish right nit-picking tricky overprecise hairsplitting fiddly spot-on hypercritical overdelicate squeamish discriminating sedulous hard to please captious stickling impossible to please queasy very careful easily disgusted minute unerring searching elaborate faithful industrious systematic scientific persevering hard-working persistent strenuous zealous active intensive unflagging earnest intense rigid full true tireless judicious complete dedicated thoroughgoing literal determined veridical concentrated keen busy intent in-depth indefatigable constant committed untiring steadfast deep reliable orderly bustling resolute factual solid loving specific unmistakable comprehensive defined explicit authentic veracious severe driven bang on faultless ordered all-out dogged extensive genuine tenacious engaged concerted perfect definite sweeping truthful regular employed total working vigorous just unrelenting eager plugging on the button on the nose hard valid sound well organized unwavering good unswerving spot on on the mark eager beaver controlled stringent profound focused alert errorless unambiguous flawless definitive certain uncompromising analytical infallible precision rational deft sharp discriminative skilful skillful concrete distinct tied-up hopping occupied thoughtful matter-of-fact ultraprecise clear on the money swotty inch-perfect absolute error-free radical organized focussed forceful encyclopedic all-inclusive all-encompassing lifelike widespread regulated pertinacious acute objective clear-cut all-embracing out-and-out sure encyclopaedic persisting vehement vicious exquisite fierce terrible furious prim logical organised consummate unqualified fair inflexible operose regardful cautious tough dead-on on-target so on target prissy blow-by-blow word-perfect on the nail on the beam on the ball by the numbers unmistaken amen by the book undistorted unremitting calculated measured sensitive fussbudget stickler unwearied steady strong verbatim undeviating unfailing grinding whiz aggressive energetic hardworking similar restless enterprising ambitious wholehearted passionate bold microscopic forcible desperate loyal assertive purposeful resembling duteous serious deliberate daring militant upright dependable provident crossing the t's white-glove dotting the i's word for word lethal deadly effective well aimed circumspect walking on eggs minding p's and q's hanging in heart and soul into hanging tough playing safe subtle finespun nuanced concerned all-absorbing selfdisciplined discreet chary puritanical sticklerish fixed priggish real particularized personal immediate coherent reasoning going to great lengths explosive heavy-duty violent excruciating fearsome ghastly high-pressure heavy frightful hellacious dreadful blistering ferocious almighty fearful discerning selective analytic thinking intelligent cerebral intricate experienced utter insightful fretful fuddy-duddy obsessive accelerated fast insistent speeded-up exclusive itemized wise firm consequent dinkum firsthand penetrating direct deductive experimental clocklike specialized particularised itemised specialised irrefutable undeniable conclusive undisputed unquestionable unimpeachable unrefuted honest downright certified pukka veritable unmitigated echt satisfactory pucka pure sure-enough sheer certifiable essential elemental well-organized straight-thinking hard-headed admissible unalloyed outright arrant appropriate standard OK convincing realistic acceptable O.K. undoubted watertight special immaculate in every respect indubitable intimate inerrant bona fide categorical solemn right as rain on the right track dead on for sure on track legitimate on the right lines impeccable free of error righteous right stuff actual along the right lines stone okay cooking with gas equitable according to Hoyle veristic verisimilar first-hand true to life telling it like it is fact-based as it really happened watchful mindful concentrating vigilant aware slogging plodding percipient perceptive heeding noticing interested listening compendious rapt awake tentie tenty reckful cyclopedic efficient embracive panoramic universal inclusive omnibus open-eyed wide awake on your toes paying attention wide-awake on the lookout not missing a trick on the job on one's toes beady-eyed on the qui vive on guard listening carefully Argus-eyed leaving no stone unturned broad-gauge cover-all broad-gauged all-in

Adjective

(of something abstract) Perceived only with attention to detail or subtlety

Antonym of hair splitting

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