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What is another word for captious?

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Tending to find fault or raise petty objections
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“By now, his hostile rhetoric has carried him beyond the self-discipline of consistency, and he becomes merely quarrelsome and captious.”
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Designed to capture or entrap in misleading arguments
“Were you aware that in your discourse last Sunday, you attributed the captious Problem of the Sadducees to the Pharisees, as a proof of the obscure and sensual doctrines of the latter?”
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Feeling irritable, bad-tempered, or grumpy
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Having a predisposition to fight or engage in confrontations
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Contemptuously ridiculing or mocking someone or something
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Insincere or hypocritical in nature
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Seemingly well-reasoned, plausible or true (on the surface)
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Having or showing a cunning and deceitful nature
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