Exceptious
Exceptious Ex*cep"tious, a. Disposed or apt to take exceptions, or to object; captious. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

At least effectually silence the doubtful and exceptious. --South. -- {Ex*cep"tious*ness}, n. [Obs.] --Barrow. [1913 Webster]


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  • Exceptiousness — Exceptious Ex*cep tious, a. Disposed or apt to take exceptions, or to object; captious. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] At least effectually silence the doubtful and exceptious. South. {Ex*cep tious*ness}, n. [Obs.] Barrow. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • restive — I adjective averse, balking, balky, cantankerous, contumacious, crossgrained, crotchety, deaf to reason, demurring, difficult, discontented, disinclined, disobedient, exceptious, excitable, excited, fidgety, fractious, fretful, grumpy, headstrong …   Law dictionary

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