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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Critical especially over small things.

Usage examples (40)
  • Her mother was particularly captious about the way the bed was made.
  • A captious pedant
  • Adjective : He could never praise without adding a captious remark. ,captious questions
  • 'Well, my lord, I don't think I could be called captious for saying that the world has not gone over well with me.' for more
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