from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the state of being captious
  • n. captious behaviour

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Captious disposition or manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being captious: disposition to find fault; inclination to object; peevishness.


captious +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)


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