What is another word for captious?

1269 synonyms found


[ kˈapʃəs], [ kˈapʃəs], [ k_ˈa_p_ʃ_ə_s]

Captious is an adjective that describes a person who is quick to find fault, often over trivial matters. Some synonyms for the word 'captious' include petty, carping, fault-finding, and nit-picking. Another synonym is caviling which is to make trivial or petty objections to something. Other synonymous words for captious are hair-splitting, hypercritical, pedantic, and overcritical. These words denote a critical and picky nature. Additionally, captious personalities are described as hypercritical, overscrupulous, fault-seeking, quibbling, or argumentative. The word captious is often used in the context of criticism and negative feedback, especially when such feedback is deemed unwarranted or overly harsh.

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How to use "Captious" in context?

When something becomes the focus of someone's attention, it can be irritating, frustrating or simply captious. The word captious can describe the way that someone is both obsessive and preoccupied about something. When someone is captious, they are constantly looking for details or evidence to support their opinions. This can be frustrating for others, as it leaves them with little time or space to deal with other matters.

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