captious :

Search Words
You can search or browse for words


  • 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.

Bee Dictionary: Search, browse, look at common errors, idioms and more.