captiousness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

captious +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

captiousness (uncountable)

  1. the state of being captious
  2. captious behaviour

Quotations[edit]

  • 1819 Timothy Dwight - Theology: Explained and Defended in a Series of Sermons
    In this manner, they degrade religion into a spirit of captiousness.