overnice


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overnice

(ˌəʊvəˈnaɪs)
adj
too fastidious, precise, etc

o•ver•nice

(ˌoʊ vərˈnaɪs)
adj.
excessively nice.
[1310–20]
o`ver•nice′ly, adv.
o`ver•nice′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.overnice - excessively fastidious and easily disgusted; "too nice about his food to take to camp cooking"; "so squeamish he would only touch the toilet handle with his elbow"
fastidious - giving careful attention to detail; hard to please; excessively concerned with cleanliness; "a fastidious and incisive intellect"; "fastidious about personal cleanliness"
Translations

overnice

[ˌəʊvəˈnaɪs] ADJmelindroso, remilgado
References in classic literature ?
His thin, little body had grown steadily thinner since he had come among the apes, for while, as a young cannibal, he was not overnice in the matter of diet, he found it not always to his taste to stomach the weird things which tickled the palates of epicures among the apes.
The court continued, noting that, "when the meaning to be given the word 'monopoly' as used in article 41 is considered, great weight is to be given to the fact that but for that article the Constitution affords to the citizen no express protection against special and oppressive privilege" and, further, that "in determining the sense in which it is used in that instrument, it should be given that meaning that its general intent may be served, rather than thwarted or confined by any narrow or overnice construction.