The obscure word of the week is captious

This week’s obscure English word is captious.

It’s an adjective, and it means to find petty objections to something, or to nit-pick. It’s from Middle English, and it’s yet another word English stole from French – ‘caprieux’.

Your challenge: write a sentence or two in the comments, perhaps without the alliteration, using this word.

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