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Definition of "captiousness" [cap•tious•ness]

  • The state of being captious (noun)
  • Captious behaviour (noun)

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Use "captiousness" in a sentence
  • "I've not "accused" you of captiousness, I've merely noticed that when it comes to Pope Benedict and the post-Vatican II magisterium of Holy Mother Church, you ARE captious."
  • "Rather, you've accused me of captiousness and questioned by manners."
  • "Besides, captiousness, sullenness, and pouting are most exceedingly illiberal and vulgar."