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cap•tious



Pronunciation: (kap'shus), [key]
adj.
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.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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