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persnickety

per·snick·et·y

persnickety

 
pronunciation:
pr snI kih ti
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: (informal) fussy or demanding.
synonyms:
dainty, fastidious, fussy, particular
antonyms:
easygoing
similar words:
choosy, exacting, finicky, hypercritical, picky, squeamish
definition 2: requiring painstaking care of detail.
synonyms:
particular
similar words:
exacting, fastidious, fussy, meticulous, nitpicking, punctilious
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derivation: persnicketiness (n.)