fastidiousness


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fas·tid·i·ous

 (fă-stĭd′ē-əs, fə-)
adj.
1. Showing or acting with careful attention to detail: a fastidious scholar; fastidious research.
2. Difficult to please; exacting: "The club is also becoming far more fastidious about what constitutes a breed standard" (Janet Burroway).
3. Excessively scrupulous or sensitive, as in taste, propriety, or neatness: "He was a fastidious man who hated to dirty his hands, in particular with food" (Michael Chabon). See Synonyms at meticulous.
4. Microbiology Having complex nutritional requirements.

[Middle English, squeamish, particular, haughty, from Old French fastidieux, from Latin fastīdiōsus, from fastīdium, squeamishness, haughtiness, probably from fastus, disdain.]

fas·tid′i·ous·ly adv.
fas·tid′i·ous·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fastidiousness - the trait of being meticulous about matters of taste or style; "neatness and fastidiousness of dress"
cleanliness - diligence in keeping clean
squeamishness - the trait of being excessively fastidious and easily shocked; "the program was withdrawn because of the squeamishness of some viewers"; "he refused to allow squeamishness to deter him from his duty"

fastidiousness

noun
Translations
صُعوبَة الإرْضاء
náročnostvybíravost
omhyggelighed
finnyásságkényesség
vandfÿsni
prieberčivosť
titizlik

fastidiousness

[fæsˈtɪdɪəsnɪs] Nmeticulosidad f, exigencia f

fastidiousness

nSorgfalt f; (pej: = fussiness) → Pingeligkeit f (inf)

fastidiousness

[fæˈstɪdɪəsnɪs] npignoleria; (excessive cleanliness) → mania della pulizia

fastidious

(fəˈstidiəs) , ((American) fa-) adjective
very critical and difficult to please. She is so fastidious about her food that she will not eat in a restaurant.
faˈstidiously adverb
faˈstidiousness noun
References in classic literature ?
Linton eyed him with a droll expression - half angry, half laughing at his fastidiousness.
All my fastidiousness would suddenly, for no rhyme or reason, vanish.
This I knew could be had by asking for it; not to ask, because the request revolted my pride and contradicted my habits, would, I felt, be an indulgence of false and indolent fastidiousness.
At first, Toby with a degree of fastidiousness that seemed to me ill-timed, was for picking out the minute particles of tobacco with which the spongy mass was mixed; but against this proceeding I protested, as by such an operation we must have greatly diminished its quantity.
His distinction, his fastidiousness, the earnest warmth of his heart.
No second attachment, the only thoroughly natural, happy, and sufficient cure, at her time of life, had been possible to the nice tone of her mind, the fastidiousness of her taste, in the small limits of the society around them.
I suppose you would call me a poacher," answered the man; and his voice was something of a surprise coming from such a scarecrow; it had that hard fastidiousness to be found in those who have made a fight for their own refinement among rough surroundings.
If Tess had been artful, had she made a scene, fainted, wept hysterically, in that lonely lane, notwithstanding the fury of fastidiousness with which he was possessed, he would probably not have withstood her.
Opinions may be divided as to his wisdom in making this present: some may think that it was a graceful attention to be expected from a man like Lydgate, and that the fault of any troublesome consequences lay in the pinched narrowness of provincial life at that time, which offered no conveniences for professional people whose fortune was not proportioned to their tastes; also, in Lydgate's ridiculous fastidiousness about asking his friends for money.
I have always avoided what attracted me, and turned my back upon the point where secretly I desired to be"; and, of course, that is not the way to a free and generous productivity, in literature, or in anything else; though in literature, with Amiel at all events, it meant the fastidiousness which [33] is incompatible with any but the very best sort of production.
He swiftly lost the fastidiousness which had characterized his old life.
I thought it a certain silly fastidiousness on my part, but it persisted in spite of me, and I merely shrugged my shoulders in answer.