Cavillous
Cavilous Cav"il*ous or Cavillous Cav"il*lous, a. [L. cavillosus.] Characterized by caviling, or disposed to cavil; quibbing. [R.] -- {Cav"il*ous*ly}, adv. [R.] -- {Cav"il*ous*ness}, n. [R.] [1913 Webster]

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  • cavillous — cav·il·lous …   English syllables

  • cavillous — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ləs adjective : given to cavil : caviling …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cavilous — Cav il*ous or Cavillous Cav il*lous, a. [L. cavillosus.] Characterized by caviling, or disposed to cavil; quibbing. [R.] {Cav il*ous*ly}, adv. [R.] {Cav il*ous*ness}, n. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cavilously — Cavilous Cav il*ous or Cavillous Cav il*lous, a. [L. cavillosus.] Characterized by caviling, or disposed to cavil; quibbing. [R.] {Cav il*ous*ly}, adv. [R.] {Cav il*ous*ness}, n. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cavilousness — Cavilous Cav il*ous or Cavillous Cav il*lous, a. [L. cavillosus.] Characterized by caviling, or disposed to cavil; quibbing. [R.] {Cav il*ous*ly}, adv. [R.] {Cav il*ous*ness}, n. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • captious — [adj] very critical acrimonious, cantankerous, carping, caviling, cavillous, censorious, contrary, crabby, cross, demanding, deprecating, disparaging, exacting, exceptive, fault finding, finicky, hypercritical, irritable, nagging, nitpicking,… …   New thesaurus

  • censorious — [adj] very critical accusatory, captious, carping, caviling, cavillous, chiding, complaining, condemnatory, condemning, critical, culpatory, denouncing, disapproving, disparaging, fault finding, hypercritical, overcritical, reprehending,… …   New thesaurus

  • critical — [adj1] fault finding, detracting analytical, belittling, biting, calumniatory, captious, carping, caviling, cavillous, censorious, censuring, choleric, condemning, critic, cutting, cynical, demanding, demeaning, derogatory, diagnostic,… …   New thesaurus

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