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Rfv-sense: "Overly concerned about tidiness and cleanliness." Removed by an anon, with the comment "r/m unsrcd def; not found in any reference, or other common ones", which seems to accurate. —RuakhTALK 11:58, 26 July 2012 (UTC)
- Hmm. It seems reasonable to me. I also don't recognize the OED's definitions (ignoring obsoletes):- 2 That feels or is full of disgust; disgusted. 3 Easily disgusted, squeamish, over-nice; difficult to please with regard to matters of taste or propriety. Perhaps the meaning has changed over time. SemperBlotto (talk) 15:16, 26 July 2012 (UTC)
- It seems to me that sense 2 differs from sense 1 just by specifying "tidiness" and "cleanliness" as the objects of concern. I might have put these in an "especially" in sense 1. Also is fastidious always pejorative as "excessively" and "overly" indicate? I would have thought "very" was also an appropriate adverb for both sense 1 and sense 2. DCDuring TALK 16:05, 26 July 2012 (UTC)