Talk:fastidious

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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)
    @SB: Those OED meanings were probably especially common among the classically educated in England, closely mirroring sense of the Latin etymon. One doesn't see that so much any more, except at fora (!) like Wiktionary. DCDuring TALK 16:15, 26 July 2012 (UTC)
Combined per DCDuring's suggestion. - -sche (discuss) 21:49, 13 November 2012 (UTC)