Meaning of captious
Pronunciation: (kap'shus), [key]
- apt to notice and make much of trivial faults or defects; faultfinding; difficult to please.
- proceeding from a faultfinding or caviling disposition: He could never praise without adding a captious remark.
- apt or designed to ensnare or perplex, esp. in argument: captious questions.
- captious (Thesaurus)