HyperDic: fastidious

English > 2 senses of the word fastidious:
ADJECTIVEallfastidiousgiving careful attention to detail
allfastidious, exactinghaving complicated nutritional requirements
fastidious > pronunciation
Soundsfaestih'diyahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > fastidious: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningGiving careful attention to detail; hard to please; excessively concerned with cleanliness.
Examples
  • "a fastidious and incisive intellect"
  • "fastidious about personal cleanliness"
Narrowerchoosy, chooseyDifficult to please
dainty, nice, overnice, prissy, squeamishexcessively fastidious and easily disgusted
finical, finicky, fussy, particular, pickyexacting especially about details
meticulousmarked by extreme / extreme care in treatment of details
old-maidish, old-womanishprimly fastidious
pernickety, persnicketyCharacterized by excessive precision and attention to trivial details
See alsorefined(used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel
tidymarked by order and cleanliness in appearance or habits
OppositeunfastidiousMarked by an absence of due or proper care or attention to detail
Spanishescrupuloso, puntilloso, quisquilloso
Catalanescrupulós, primmirat
Nounsfastidiousnessthe trait of being meticulous about matters of taste or style
Adverbsfastidiouslyin a fastidious manner
fastidiouslyin a fastidious and painstaking manner
English > fastidious: 2 senses > adjective 2
MeaningHaving complicated nutritional requirements; especially growing only in special artificial cultures.
Example"fastidious microorganisms"
Synonymexacting
CategorymicrobiologyThe branch of biology that studies microorganisms and their effects on humans
Oppositeunfastidiousnot exacting in nutritional requirements
Spanishconcienzudo, detallista, exigente, perfeccionista

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