adjective. characterized by excessive precision and attention to trivial details.
adjective. (used colloquially) overly conceited or arrogant.
- too big for one's breeches
Sentences with persnickety
1. Noun, singular or mass
They may not act persnickety if you accidentally use the wrong fork.
Roundworms are persnickety little parasites and the eggs only hatch when they find their way inside specific hosts, such as cats, dogs and even humans.
3. Verb, past participle
Though quintessential plants in home gardens in any climate that will support them, tomatoes can be persnickety to grow.