captiously captiously

Definition(s):

  • (adv) in a captious, carping manner

Usage(s):

  1. Just as captiously, the cartoonist growled that Joanie wasn't Joan.
  2. A captiously critical man reading the New Republic's Promise of American Life might define a liberal as one in a gloomy state of mind.
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