HyperDic: persnickety

English > 2 senses of the word persnickety:
ADJECTIVEallpersnickety, bigheaded, snooty, snot-nosed, snotty, stuck-up, too big for one's breeches, uppish(used colloquially) overly conceited or arrogant
allpersnickety, pernicketycharacterized by excessive precision and attention to trivial details
English > persnickety: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaning(used colloquially) overly conceited or arrogant.
Example "they're snobs--stuck-up and uppity and persnickety"
Synonymsbigheaded, snooty, snot-nosed, snotty, stuck-up, too big for one's breeches, uppish
BroaderproudFeeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth
Spanishchulo, creído, presuntuoso
Catalancregut, xulo
English > persnickety: 2 senses > adjective 2
MeaningCharacterized by excessive precision and attention to trivial details.
Examples
  • "a persnickety job"
  • "a persnickety school teacher"
Synonympernickety
BroaderfastidiousGiving careful attention to detail

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