English [ edit ]
Etymology [ edit ]
Latin fastidiosus ( “ passive: that feels disgust, disdainful, scornful, fastidious; active: that causes disgust, disgusting, loathsome ” ), from fastidium ( “ a loathing, aversion, disgust, niceness of taste, daintiness, etc. ” ), perhaps for * fastutidium, from fastus ( “ disdain, haughtiness, arrogance, disgust ” ) + taedium ( “ disgust ” ). Cf. French . fastidieux
Pronunciation [ edit ]
IPA (: key) /fæˈstɪdi.əs/, /fəˈstɪdi.əs/
Adjective [ edit ]
fastidious ( comparative , more fastidious superlative ) most fastidious
particular, demanding, or fussy about details, especially about tidiness and cleanliness.
2008, Robert Fisher, Memory Road, :
fastidious nature had been evident in his careful snipping of a customer's hair and now he guided his pencil with the same adroitness.
2004, Maria Osborne Perr, Ravished Wings, :
As she cleaned the room daily, she knew it was against his
fastidious nature to bring or have food in his room.
2003, Lynsay Sands, Single White Vampire: He had at first tried to clean up as they ate, his
fastidious nature kicking in, but Chris had told him to just stop, he was blocking the TV. Overly concerned about
tidiness and cleanliness.
Difficult to please; quick to find fault.
1897, Kate Chopin, ,
"It's burn[t], M'sieur," said Marie Louise, politely, but decidedly, to the utter confusion of Mr. Billy, who was as mortified as could be at the failure of his dinner to please his
fastidious little visitor.
1881, Henry James, ,
The Portrait of a Lady
You're too fastidious, and too indolent, and too rich.
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repunu , m repunante m, f Bulgarian:
взискателен (bg) ( vziskatelen ), придирчив (bg) ( pridirčiv ) Chinese:
挑剔 (zh) ( tiāoti ), 苛求 (zh) ( kēqiú ), 過細 , (zh) 过细 (zh) ( guòxì ) Dutch:
kieskeurig (nl) Finnish:
nirso , (fi) turhantarkka French:
pointilleux , (fr) minutieux (fr) German:
pedantisch , (de) manisch , (de) ( colloquial ) pingelig , (de) kleinlich , (de) akribisch (de) Irish:
pignolo , (it) meticoloso Japanese:
几帳面な ( きちょうめんな, kichōmen-na ) Maori:
, manaia warahoe ( refers to food ), , whakatarapī mōkinokino ( refers to food ), manaia Occitan:
, meticulós , primejaire menimós , (oc) , espepidaire , manhac manhagós Polish:
drobiazgowy (pl) , m skrupulatny (pl) m Portuguese:
meticuloso , (pt) minucioso (pt) Romanian:
minuțios (ro) Russian:
( излишне ) тре́бовательный (ru) ( trébovatelʹnyj ), привере́дливый (ru) ( priverédlivyj ), приди́рчивый (ru) ( pridírčivyj ), скрупулёзный (ru) ( skrupuljóznyj ) Spanish:
cicatero , (es) quisquilloso , (es) regodeón Swedish:
, nogräknad granntyckt (sv)
overly concerned about tidiness and cleanliness
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