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adjective 
  1. having a disposition to find, and point out minor faults; to judge too severely
  2. intended to trap or confuse
  • 1866 - Fyodor Dostoyevsky (tr. Sidney Monas), Crime and Punishment (1866, tr. 1968).
  • : But Peter Petrovich did not accept this retort. On the contrary, he became all the more captious and irritable, as though he were just hitting his stride.

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