Definition of Captiousness

1. n. Captious disposition or manner.



Definition of Captiousness

1. Noun. the state of being captious ¹

2. Noun. captious behaviour ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Captiousness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Captiousness

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captiousness (current term)
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Literary usage of Captiousness

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1. Men of the Time: Biographical Sketches of Eminent Living Characters ... Also by Alaric Alexander Watts (1856)
"... where he remained two years ; his success having been seriously impeded hy the captiousness of his temper and the arrogance of his manners. ..."

2. Proverbs for the People: Or, Illustrations of Practical Godliness Drawn from by Elias Lyman Magoon (1849)
"captiousness; OR, THE CENSORIOUS HAN. • "GRIEVOUS words stir up anger," Prov. 15:1. We infer from this language, and from general observation, ..."

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