Wednesday, June 09, 1999
Definitions for captious
- Marked by a disposition to find fault or raise objections.
- Calculated to entrap or confuse, as in an argument.
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Citations for captious
The most common among those are captious individuals who can find nothing wrong with their own actions but everything wrong with the actions of everybody else.
Mr Bowman had, I think, been keeping Christmas Eve, and was a little inclined to be captious: at least, he was not on foot very early, and to judge from what I could hear, neither men nor maids could do anything to please him.