Adjective "Persnickety" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/pəˈsnɪkɪti/

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Definitions and examples

adjective

  1. '‘He's a real persnickety son-of-a-gun,’ says Campbell of the director.'
  2. 'He is passionately persnickety in a way that Hollywood has typically undercut and portrayed as snobby.'
  3. 'Yesterday's, incidentally, introduced me to the wonderful word persnickety.'
  4. 'He dropped all his other investigations and for two days solely observed this persnickety pulsar.'
  5. 'Trailing fuchsias are especially persnickety about their environment.'

Definitions

adjective, Informal.

1. overparticular; fussy.

2. snobbish or having the aloof attitude of a snob.

3. requiring painstaking care.

Origin

(persnickety)