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Definition of Fastidious


  1. Difficult to please; delicate to a fault; suited with difficulty; squeamish; as, a fastidious mind or ear; a fastidious appetite.

Fastidious Quotations

My reputation for writing quickly and effortlessly notwithstanding, I am strongly in favor of intelligent, even fastidious revision, which is, or certainly should be, an art in itself.
Joyce Carol Oates

But when, in the first setting out, he takes it for granted without proof, that distinctions found in the structure of all languages, have no foundation in nature; this surely is too fastidious a way of treating the common sense of mankind.
Thomas Reid

The fastidious are unfortunate; nothing satisfies them.
Jean de La Fontaine

A pretty wife is something for the fastidious vanity of a roue to retire upon.
Thomas Moore

I'm terribly fastidious. I like symmetry and neatness, but my house is as chaotic as any other family's.
Kevin McCloud
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Fastidious Translations

fastidious in Latin is fastidiosus
fastidious in Norwegian is kresen
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