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1. fastidious

adjective. ['fæˈstɪdiːəs'] giving careful attention to detail; hard to please; excessively concerned with cleanliness.

Synonyms

  • old-womanish
  • refined
  • nice
  • prissy
  • particular
  • picky
  • tidy
  • persnickety
  • finicky
  • meticulous
  • pernickety
  • finical
  • dainty
  • overnice
  • squeamish
  • fussy
  • old-maidish
  • choosy

Antonyms

  • untidy
  • unfastidious
  • unpolished
  • ungracious

Etymology

  • fastidiosus (Latin)
  • fastidium (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Fastidious

  • invidious
  • insidious
  • hideous

Example sentences of the word fastidious


1. Adjective
Cats are fastidious groomers, which is why Fel D1 ends up all over their bodies.

Quotes containing the word fastidious


1. The mind is satisfied with phrased, but not the body, the body is more fastidious, it wants muscles. A body always tells the truth, that's why it's usually depressing and disgusting to look at.
- Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Journey to the End of the Night

2. fastidious

adjective. ['fæˈstɪdiːəs'] having complicated nutritional requirements; especially growing only in special artificial cultures.

Antonyms

  • noncivilized

Etymology

  • fastidiosus (Latin)
  • fastidium (Latin)
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