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  • 21captious — cap·tious …

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  • 22captious —   a. fault finding …

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  • 23captious — adj. given to finding fault or raising petty objections. Derivatives: captiously adv. captiousness n. Etymology: ME f. OF captieux or L captiosus (as CAPTION) …

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  • 24over-captious — etc.: see over 28 …

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  • 25captiously — captious ► ADJECTIVE formal ▪ tending to find fault or raise petty objections. DERIVATIVES captiously adverb captiousness noun. ORIGIN Old French captieux, from Latin capere take, seize ; related to CAPTION(Cf. ↑caption) …

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  • 26captiousness — captious ► ADJECTIVE formal ▪ tending to find fault or raise petty objections. DERIVATIVES captiously adverb captiousness noun. ORIGIN Old French captieux, from Latin capere take, seize ; related to CAPTION(Cf. ↑caption) …

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  • 27critical — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. exacting, captious, censorious, faultfinding, disparaging; judicious, accurate, analytical; decisive; urgent, crucial; dangerous, risky. See disapprobation, importance, detraction. II (Roget s IV)… …

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  • 28critical — 1 Critical, hypercritical, faultfinding, captious, caviling, carping, censorious are comparable when they mean exhibiting the spirit of one who detects and points out faults or defects. Critical, when applied to persons who judge and to their… …

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  • 29faultfinding — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. captious, carping, caviling, critical, censorious. See disapprobation. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. censorious, captious, carping; see critical 2 . See Synonym Study at critical . III (Roget s 3… …

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  • 30critical — adjective Date: 1547 1. a. of, relating to, or being a turning point or specially important juncture < a critical phase >: as (1) relating to or being the stage of a disease at which an abrupt change for better or worse may be expected; also&#8230; …

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  • 31faultfinding — I noun persistent petty and unjustified criticism • Syn: ↑carping • Hypernyms: ↑criticism, ↑unfavorable judgment II adjective 1. tending to make moral judgments or judgments based on personal opinions …

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  • 32Theological Censures —     Theological Censures     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Theological Censures     Doctrinal judgments by which the Church stigmatizes certain teachings detrimental to faith or morals. They should not be confounded with canonical censures, such as&#8230; …

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  • 33captiousness — noun a) The state of being captious. b) Captious behaviour …

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  • 34critic — Synonyms and related words: advertising writer, aficionado, allegorist, amateur, annalist, annotator, arbiter, arbiter elegantiarum, arbiter of taste, art critic, author, authoress, authority, belittler, belletrist, bibliographer, bon vivant,&#8230; …

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  • 35hypercritical — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. overcritical, hard to please, faultfinding; see critical 2 , sarcastic , severe 1 . See Synonym Study at critical . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. overcritical, hard to please, severe, fussy, exacting, rigid, strict,&#8230; …

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  • 36Caprice — (Roget s Thesaurus) &LT; N PARAG:Caprice &GT;N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 caprice caprice fancy humor Sgm: N 1 whim whim whimsey whimwham Sgm: N 1 crotchet crotchet capriccio quirk freak maggot …

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  • 37conniption — 1833, Amer.Eng., origin uncertain; perhaps related to corruption, which was used in a sense of anger from 1799, or from English dialectal canapshus ill tempered, captious, probably a corruption of captious …

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  • 38peevish — a. 1. Fretful, petulant, querulous, irritable, waspish, snappish, pettish, captious, cross, crusty, snarling, testy, churlish, crabbed, acrimonious, spleeny, ill natured, ill tempered. 2. Discontented, fretful, captious. 3. Self willed, stubborn …

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  • 39carping — I. a. Cavilling, censorious, captious, hypercritical. II. n. Censure, cavil, fault finding, hyper criticism, captious criticism …

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  • 40quarrelsome — adj 1. argumentative, inharmonious, contentious, combative, wranglesome; dissident, dissentient, dissentious; exceptive, controversial, litigious, disputatious, hostile, unpacific, pugnacious, combative; discordant, bellicose, battlesome,&#8230; …

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