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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
“Any delineation between the nominally public and non-public spheres is now a hair-splitting irrelevancy.”
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