Translation of captious in Spanish:

captious

criticón, adj.

Pronunciation /ˈkæpʃəs/ /ˈkapʃəs/

adjective

formal
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    (person) criticón
    a captious remark una crítica
    • These are not merely captious theoretical objections.
    • Through his pen, inanity became animate, and the captious craft of caricature was raised to character study.
    • To say that a man has adopted a vulgar prejudice, is calculated to give offence to no one but an illiterate booby, who does not know the meaning of the words, or a captious, inflated self-sufficient pedant.
    • Now the objector to all of this is charged with being captious, with seeking to impose restraints on activities which lie at the heart of democratic processes.
    • He has sworn there is only $1,000 of other debt out there apart from other sundry creditors, so for them to raise really, with respect, captious points about fairness and the like is interesting.
    • The story is autobiographical, and the tyrannical, captious, arbitrary, and selfish landowner is the author's mother, Varvara Petrovna Turgeneva.
    • In his letters, as in conversation, he offers himself no sanctuary, and the picture we are left to gather is an exaggeration of the facts: cold, hard, captious, rarely affectionate, often gloomy.
    • Probably those who engage in such histrionics and captious sophistry, do so because of some driven obsession with the desire to be eternally ‘original’.
    • With program rivalries, people are said to be more captious and aware of the shows they are watching.
    • It must be said it is difficult for any club to have one of these in the captious world of football.
    • The McIlhennys bump along the well-trodden tourist path, she captious, he grouchy.
    • A rather more captious way of putting your submission seems to be that, and are searching for identity and you do not demonstrate identity by ignoring change.
    • At the risk of sounding captious, one must observe that a 4,000-year-old drawing or painting of a cat that resembles a cat living today does not prove paternity or direct descent.
    • I should withdraw my captious comments.
    • Crosby was particularly captious of Waters, arguing that she was, after all, a highly regarded actress and celebrated role model for the African American community.
    • Is it simply captious to ask, if I had suggested 14 June, whether then it would have been brought back to 31 May?
    • The book exhibits some of the more unpleasant characteristics of the forensic approach: captious logic-chopping and a tone of arrogant pomposity.
    • A critic, and not necessarily a captious one, might argue that this title is in that no-man's-land in which paradox verges on contradiction.
    • If it is not wide-ranging and erratic, captious and unpredictable, it is not taste but snobbery.
    • I do not want to sound captious, but what was happening is essentially my question.