Definition of caviller:
But my uncle, whose religion had been sadly undermined at court, was a terrible caviller at the holy mysteries of Catholicism; and while his friends termed him a Protestant, his enemies hinted, falsely enough, that he was a sceptic.- "Devereux, Book I.", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
- "Wagner's Tristan und Isolde", George Ainslie Hight.
I will not listen to any trifler, caviller, who is merely trying to make a point and to get ahead of the poor arguments that I can use; but let any fellow- man come to me with an earnest face, either of puzzled doubt, or of earnest and convinced unbelief, and say to me, " Are you not wrong?"- "Addresses", Phillips Brooks.