Synonyms for (noun) hairsplitting

Synonyms: word-splitting, hairsplitting

Definition: making too fine distinctions of little importance

Usage: they didn't take his hairsplitting seriously

Similar words: differentiation, distinction

Definition: a discrimination between things as different and distinct

Usage: it is necessary to make a distinction between love and infatuation

Synonyms for (adjective) hairsplitting

Synonyms: finespun, hairsplitting

Definition: developed in excessively fine detail

Usage: finespun distinctions

Similar words: precise

Definition: sharply exact or accurate or delimited

Usage: a precise mind; specified a precise amount; arrived at the precise moment