captious

[ kap-shuhs ]SEE DEFINITION OF captious

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CAPTIOUS

What a captious old woman will my sister make, if she lives to be one!

He is critical, but not captious; laudatory, but not fulsome.

I cannot afford to be irritable and captious, nor to waste all my time in attacks.

Sewell, however, was no captious critic; he took what he got, and was thankful.

If one were captious, one might object to the thickness of his lips.

They are captious, fond of litigation, and constantly seeking subterfuges.

"There, you hear that," said Lawless, who had just drunk enough to render him captious and obstinate.

Mr. Canning, "exceedingly irritated," complained of the word "captious."

Here was no caprice or questionings or captious standards of convention.

Cicily Hamilton was inclined to be captious with her maid as she dressed that evening.

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