Pronunciation: (kap'shus), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/captious.html on line 77 [key]
1. apt to notice and make much of trivial faults or defects; faultfinding; difficult to please.
2. proceeding from a faultfinding or caviling disposition: He could never praise without adding a captious remark.
3. apt or designed to ensnare or perplex, esp. in argument: captious questions.
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