- s tending to find and call attention to faults
a captious pedant
- Waging a sort of personal third campaign, he has a captious eye on Hyannisport as well: "The choice is between the lesser of two evils, anyway," he says.
- Through his pen, inanity became animate, and the captious craft of caricature was raised to character study.
- And when a film did take a compassionate approach to homosexuality, the mainstream press could pounce on it with cavalier ignorance and captious contempt.