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captious
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Emma
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  • — too cheerful in my views to be captious.
  • The consciousness of having done amiss, had exposed her to a thousand inquietudes, and made her captious and irritable to a degree that must have been—that had been—hard for him to bear.

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  • The child is spoiled, captious, and insolent.
  • a captious and satirical nature

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