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Princeton's WordNet

  1. captious, faultfinding(adj)

    tending to find and call attention to faults

    "a captious pedant"; "an excessively demanding and faultfinding tutor"

    Synonyms:
    faultfinding(a), faultfinding

    Antonyms:
    uncritical

Wiktionary

  1. captious(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    faultfinding, nitpicky, hypercritical, critical, carping

  2. captious(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    sophistical, thorny, tricky

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. captious

    Synonyms:
    carping, caviling, censorious, hypercritical, cross, fault-finding, critical, cynical, petulant, irritable, splenetic, touchy, peevish, fretful

    Antonyms:
    appreciative, commendatory, encouraging, complimentary, approving, laudatory, flattering

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. captious(a.)

    Synonyms:
    censorious, cavilling, carping, critical, hypercritical, disposed to cavil, given to fault-finding

  2. captious(a.)

    Synonyms:
    crabbed, snappish, peevish, pettish, testy, touchy, waspish, fretful, splenetic, cross, snarling, acrimonious, petulant, cantankerous, contentious

  3. captious(a.)

    Synonyms:
    ensnaring, insidious

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Translations for captious

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  • критичен, заядлив, придирчивBulgarian
  • chytrýCzech
  • criticón, pejiguero, capciosoSpanish
  • pikkumainen, harhaanjohtavaFinnish
  • beachtaíochIrish
  • մանրախնդիր, բծախնդիր, խճճող, քթի մազArmenian
  • あら探しJapanese
  • vitziekDutch
  • ardiloso, capcioso, astucioso, implicantePortuguese
  • придирчивый, хитрый, слишком строгий, каверзныйRussian

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