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English → English (WordNet) Definition: captious captious adj : tending to find and call attention to faults; “a captious pedant”; “an excessively demanding and faultfinding tutor” [syn: faultfinding]
English → English (gcide) Definition: Captious Captious \Cap"tious\, a. [F. captieux, L. captiosus. See Caption.] 1. Apt to catch at faults; disposed to find fault or to cavil; eager to object; difficult to please. [1913 Webster] A captious and suspicious age. --Stillingfleet. [1913 Webster] I am sensible I have not disposed my materials to abide the test of a captious controversy. --Bwike. [1913 Webster] 2. Fitted to harass, perplex, or insnare; insidious; troublesome. [1913 Webster] Captious restraints on navigation. --Bancroft. Syn: Caviling, carping, fault-finding; censorious; hypercritical; peevish, fretful; perverse; troublesome. Usage: Captious, caviling, Carping. A captious person is one who has a fault-finding habit or manner, or is disposed to catch at faults, errors, etc., with quarrelsome intent; a caviling person is disposed to raise objections on frivolous grounds; carping implies that one is given to ill-natured, persistent, or unreasonable fault-finding, or picking up of the words or actions of others. [1913 Webster] Caviling is the carping of argument, carping the caviling of ill temper. --C. J. Smith. [1913 Webster]


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