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Definition 1: giving careful attention to detail; hard to please; excessively concerned with cleanliness - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where fastidious or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a fastidious and incisive intellect
  • fastidious about personal cleanliness

(fastidious is similar to ...) difficult to please

(fastidious is similar to ...) excessively fastidious and easily disgusted

"too nice about his food to take to camp cooking" "so squeamish he would only touch the toilet handle with his elbow"

(fastidious is similar to ...) exacting especially about details

"a finicky eater" "fussy about clothes" "very particular about how her food was prepared"

(fastidious is similar to ...) marked by extreme care in treatment of details

"a meticulous craftsman" "almost worryingly meticulous in his business formalities"

(fastidious is similar to ...) characterized by excessive precision and attention to trivial details

"a persnickety job" "a persnickety school teacher"

(fastidious is similar to ...) primly fastidious

(means also ...) (used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel

"she was delicate and refined and unused to hardship" "refined people with refined taste"

(means also ...) marked by order and cleanliness in appearance or habits

"a tidy person" "a tidy house" "a tidy mind"

Definition 2: having complicated nutritional requirements; especially growing only in special artificial cultures - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where fastidious or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • fastidious microorganisms
  • certain highly specialized xerophytes are extremely exacting in their requirements

Synonyms for fastidious in the sense of this definition

(fastidious belongs to category ...) the branch of biology that studies microorganisms and their effects on humans

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