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Definitions and Synonyms of persnickety | Another word for persnickety | What is persnickety?

Definition 1: characterized by excessive precision and attention to trivial details - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a persnickety job
  • a persnickety school teacher

Synonyms for persnickety in the sense of this definition

(persnickety is similar to ...) giving careful attention to detail; hard to please; excessively concerned with cleanliness

"a fastidious and incisive intellect" "fastidious about personal cleanliness"

Definition 2: (used colloquially) overly conceited or arrogant - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a snotty little scion of a degenerate family
  • they're snobs--stuck-up and uppity and persnickety

Synonyms for persnickety in the sense of this definition

(persnickety is similar to ...) feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride

"proud parents" "a proud moment" "proud to serve his country" "a proud name" "proud princes"

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