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  • 161querulous — I adjective bewailing, canting, captious, carping, censorious, clamorous, complaining, contentious, cross, difficult, difficult to please, discontented, disputatious, dissatisfied, exceptious, faultfinding, fractious, fretful, grouchy, grumbling …

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  • 162sophistic — I adjective captiosus, captious, casuistic, casuistical, contrary to reason, erroneous, fallacious, false, faulty in logic, groundless, ill reasoned, illogical, inconsequent, inconsistent, incorrect, invalid, irrational, misleading, paralogical,… …

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  • 163Stoicism — Stoicism1 Brad Inwood 1 FROM SOCRATES TO ZENO More than eighty years passed between the death of Socrates in 399 BC and the arrival in Athens of Zeno in 312. Athenian society had undergone enormous upheavals, both political and social. The Greek… …

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  • 164bickering — Synonyms and related words: Kilkenny cats, aflicker, aggressive, aggressiveness, altercation, apologetics, apologia, apology, argument, argumentation, bellicose, bellicosity, belligerence, belligerent, bicker, blinking, boggling, captious,… …

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  • 165carping — Synonyms and related words: adverse criticism, animadversion, aspersion, bad notices, bad press, blameful, captious, captiousness, cavil, caviling, censorious, censoriousness, condemnatory, critical, criticism, cynical, damnatory, exception,… …

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  • 166caviling — Synonyms and related words: captious, carping, censorious, contrary, critic, demanding, exacting, faultfinding, finicky, fussy, hairsplitting, hypercritical, mean, niggling, nitpicking, overcritical, perverse, petty, picky, small …

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  • 167censor — Synonyms and related words: abbreviate, abridge, annotator, asphyxiate, belittler, black out, bleach, blip, blot out, blue pencil, bottle up, bowdlerize, cancel, captious critic, carper, caviler, censurer, choke off, clamp down on, clean up,… …

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  • 168censorious — Synonyms and related words: Quakerish, Victorian, abusive, accusatory, back biting, belittling, bitchy, blackening, blameful, calumniatory, calumnious, captious, carping, catty, caviling, chiding, choicy, choosy, condemnatory, conscientious,… …

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  • 169choleric — Synonyms and related words: acerb, acerbate, acerbic, acid, acidic, acidulent, acidulous, acrimonious, ambivert, angry, bilious, bitter, burning, captious, carping, caustic, cranky, cycloid, cyclothyme, cyclothymic, dyspeptic, ectomorph,… …

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  • 170cognoscente — Synonyms and related words: aesthete, amateur, annotator, arbiter, arbiter elegantiarum, arbiter of taste, authority, bon vivant, captious critic, carper, caviler, censor, censurer, collector, commentator, commenter, connaisseur, connoisseur,… …

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  • 171commentator — Synonyms and related words: AFTRA, DJ, MC, allegorist, anchor man, annotator, announcer, book reviewer, broadcaster, captious critic, carper, caviler, censor, censurer, cicerone, clarifier, cognoscente, commenter, connoisseur, critic, criticaster …

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  • 172connoisseur — Synonyms and related words: Admirable Crichton, accumulator, adept, aesthete, aficionado, amateur, annotator, arbiter, arbiter elegantiarum, arbiter of taste, artisan, artist, attache, authority, bill collector, bon vivant, buff, captious critic …

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  • 173contention — Synonyms and related words: Discordia, Eris, altercation, antagonism, anteposition, antipathy, antithesis, apologetics, apologia, apology, argument, argumentation, argumentative, bellicose, belligerence, belligerent, bicker, bickering, blood feud …

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  • 174critical — Synonyms and related words: Herculean, abstruse, accurate, acute, alarming, allegorizing, annotative, appreciative, arduous, attentive, bad, basic, belittling, brutal, captious, carping, caviling, censorious, charged, choicy, choosy, clamorous,… …

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  • 175cross — Synonyms and related words: Agnus Dei, Calvary cross, Cape Colored, Christogram, Eurasian, Greek cross, Holy Grail, Host, Jerusalem cross, John Hancock, Latin cross, Malacca cane, Maltese cross, Russian cross, Sanctus bell, Sangraal, T, X, abjure …

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  • 176cynical — Synonyms and related words: Cassandra like, Cassandran, Cassandrian, Rabelaisian, Timonistic, antisocial, captious, carping, caustic, caviling, critical, defeatist, dismal, downbeat, dry, faultfinding, gloomy, hairsplitting, hypercritical, ironic …

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  • 177editor — Synonyms and related words: allegorist, annotator, bibliognost, bibliographer, biblioklept, bibliolater, bibliomane, bibliomaniac, bibliopegist, bibliophage, bibliophile, bibliopole, bibliopolist, bibliotaph, bibliothec, bibliothecaire,… …

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  • 178evasive — Synonyms and related words: ambiguous, amoral, bickering, cagey, captious, casuistic, caviling, choplogic, close, closemouthed, conscienceless, corrupt, corrupted, criminal, crooked, cunning, dark, deceitful, devious, discreet, dishonest,… …

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  • 179fault-finding — Synonyms and related words: captious, captiousness, carping, cavilling, censorious, censure, contentious, critical, criticism, fussiness, fussy, hair splitting, hypercritical, hypercriticism, niggling, nit picking, pettifogging, picky, querulous …

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  • 180faultfinding — Synonyms and related words: Jeremianic, adverse criticism, animadversion, aspersion, bad notices, bad press, beef, beefing, bellyache, bellyaching, bitch, bitching, captious, captiousness, carping, cavil, caviling, censoriousness, complaining,… …

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