captious

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tending to find and call attention to faults

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Jefferson, supra note 84, at 117-18 (stating clear legislative rules are required to avoid "the caprice of the Speaker or captiousness of the members").
that He may save the one by the captiousness of the other, these by those and those by these.
For didactic purposes, Locke identifies the four components of incivility: roughness, "contempt or want of due respect discovered either in looks, words, or gesture," censoriousness, captiousness ([section] 143, 107-09).
The pursuit of merit is a Buddhist principle that Christianity sorely needs and counters the persistent captiousness of the Old Testament.