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What is another word for hair-splitting?

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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.”
Trivial and irritating
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(of something abstract) Perceived only with attention to detail or subtlety
Excessive concern with minor details and rules
“To argue that this is bad news because it is slightly higher than analysts expected is surely to enter the realm of statistical hair-splitting.”
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