Adjective "Captious" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Captious


    Definition:

    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, especially in argument: captious questions.

    Examples:

    "throats can be captious."

    "people can be captious."

    "parrots can be captious."

    "criticisms can be captious."