Synonyms to pettifogging

animadversion, accusation, adverse criticism, aspersion, bad notices, bad press, captiousness, carping, cavil, caviling, censoriousness, censure, criticism, exception, faultfinding, flak, hairsplitting, hit, home thrust, hostile criticism, hypercriticalness, hypercriticism, imputation, insinuation, knock, nagging, niggle, niggling, nit, nit-picking, obloquy, overcriticalness, pestering, priggishness, quibble, quibbling, rap, reflection, reprehension, reproachfulness, slam, slur, stricture, swipe, taking exception, trichoschistism, artifice, Gongorism, Italian hand, Machiavellianism, action, acuteness, ad hoc measure, adeptness, adroitness, affectation, affectedness, ambidexterity, answer, art, artful dodge, artfulness, artificiality, astuteness, bad faith, bag of tricks, blind, bluff, bosey, cabal, cageyness, callidity, canniness, catch, chicane, chicanery, chouse, cleverness, collusion, complicity, complot, confederacy, connivance, connivery, conspiracy, contrivance, contriving, countermove, counterplot, coup, course of action, covin, craft, craftiness, cunning, cunningness, curve, curve-ba