Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Captious disposition or manner.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun the state of being captious
  • noun captious behaviour

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

captious +‎ -ness

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