Captious

Definition of Captious

Cap´tious
a.1.Apt to catch at faults; disposed to find fault or to cavil; eager to object; difficult to please.
A captious and suspicious age.
- Stillingfleet.
I am sensible I have not disposed my materials to abide the test of a captious controversy.
- Bwike.
2.Fitted to harass, perplex, or insnare; insidious; troublesome.
Captious restraints on navigation.
- Bancroft.
Caviling is the carping of argument, carping the caviling of ill temper.
- C. J. Smith.

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bickering, carping, caviling, censorious, choplogic, contrary, critic, critical, cynical, demanding, equivocatory, evasive, exacting, faultfinding, finicky, hairsplitting, hedging, hypercritical, irritable, logic-chopping, nagging, niggling, nit-picking, overcritical, paltering, particular, peevish, pernickety, perverse, pettifogging, petty, petulant, picayune, pussyfooting, quibbling, shuffling, snappish, snappy, testy, trichoschistic, trifling, trivial, ultracritical
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