captiousness

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

captious +‎ -ness

NounEdit

captiousness (uncountable)

  1. the state of being captious
  2. captious behaviour

QuotationsEdit

  • 1819 Timothy Dwight - Theology: Explained and Defended in a Series of Sermons
    In this manner, they degrade religion into a spirit of captiousness.
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