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Definition of captious:

  1. Apt to catch at faults; disposed to find fault or to cavil; eager to object; difficult to please.
  2. Fitted to harass, perplex, or insnare; insidious; troublesome.

Synonyms:

hypercritical, confusing, faultfinding, wily, praise, censorious, critical, subtle, overcritical, sly.

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