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fastidious

fas·tid·i·ous

fastidious

 
 
pronunciation:
f stI di s
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: exceedingly particular or demanding esp. in matters of detail; exacting.
She was not particularly fond of organizing and keeping records, and so she appreciated an assistant who was fastidious.
synonyms:
dainty, exacting, finicky, persnickety, picky
antonyms:
lax
similar words:
captious, careful, choosy, demanding, difficult, fussy, hypercritical, meticulous, niggling, painstaking, particular
definition 2: excessively sensitive or delicate in matters of food, manners, dress, or personal hygiene.
synonyms:
dainty, precious, squeamish
similar words:
delicate, fussy, proper, sensitive
derivations: fastidiously (adv.), fastidiousness (n.)