Examples from literature
- A captious irritability possessed me, alternating with fits of unaccountable fatigue.
- Amid such splendor it seems captious to point out the flaw.
- As a public speaker, he is earnest, forcible and argumentative without being captious.
- I had become captious and unreasonable: my temper was utterly spoilt.
- Let us not be captious, but agreeably appreciative.