captious captious

Definition(s):

  • (adj) tending to find and call attention to faults

Usage(s):

  1. And when a film did take a compassionate approach to homosexuality, the mainstream press could pounce on it with cavalier ignorance and captious contempt.
  2. Through his pen, inanity became animate, and the captious craft of caricature was raised to character study.
  3. As the title warns, this is just a romance; so any objections are bound to seem captious.

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