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Adjective
Characterized by or fond of small and overfine distinctions
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“Then they became immersed in hair-splitting debates about difficult ‘moral’ decisions but within a context where everything was justified if politically useful.”
Adjective
Trivial and irritating
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Adjective
Showing great attention to detail or correct behaviour
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Adjective
(of something abstract) Perceived only with attention to detail or subtlety
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Excessive concern with minor details and rules
“Ecclesiastical historians will tell you that hair-splitting issues are the ones that cause havoc among the zealots.”
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