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Synonyms for captiousˈkæp ʃəs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. captious, faultfinding(adj)

    tending to find and call attention to faults

    "a captious pedant"; "an excessively demanding and faultfinding tutor"

    captious, faultfinding(a), faultfinding



  1. captious(adjective)

    faultfinding, nitpicky, hypercritical, critical, carping

  2. captious(adjective)

    sophistical, thorny, tricky

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. captious(a.)

    censorious, cavilling, carping, critical, hypercritical, disposed to cavil, given to fault-finding

  2. captious(a.)

    crabbed, snappish, peevish, pettish, testy, touchy, waspish, fretful, splenetic, cross, snarling, acrimonious, petulant, cantankerous, contentious

  3. captious(a.)

    ensnaring, insidious

Translations for captious

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • критичен, заядлив, придирчивBulgarian
  • chytrýCzech
  • criticón, pejiguero, capciosoSpanish
  • pikkumainen, harhaanjohtavaFinnish
  • beachtaíochIrish
  • մանրախնդիր, բծախնդիր, խճճող, քթի մազArmenian
  • あら探しJapanese
  • vitziekDutch
  • ardiloso, capcioso, astucioso, implicantePortuguese
  • придирчивый, хитрый, слишком строгий, каверзныйRussian

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