Origin of captious
Examples from the Web for captious
I believe that slight sufferings make us captious—great ones, humane and benevolent.The Kentuckian in New-York, Volume I (of 2)|William Alexander Caruthers
He yielded, or seemed to yield, to the hot hastiness of Wilks, and lent himself to the captious waywardness of Dogget.Their Majesties' Servants (Volume 1 of 3)|John Doran
The second day he became very moody and captious, the third day no one knew what to do with him.Stories of Authors, British and American|Edwin Watts Chubb
But he was in a captious mood; and he did not wish to oblige her.Happy Pollyooly|Edgar Jepson
For 'captious' we should certainly read, with Farmer, capacious.