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pick·y

 (pĭk′ē)
adj. pick·i·er, pick·i·est Informal
Excessively meticulous; fussy.

pick′i·ness n.

picky

(ˈpɪkɪ)
adj, pickier or pickiest
informal fussy; finicky; choosy
ˈpickily adv
ˈpickiness n

pick•y

(ˈpɪk i)

adj. pick•i•er, pick•i•est.
extremely fussy or finicky, usu. over trifles.
[1865–70]
pick′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.picky - exacting especially about details; "a finicky eater"; "fussy about clothes"; "very particular about how her food was prepared"
fastidious - giving careful attention to detail; hard to please; excessively concerned with cleanliness; "a fastidious and incisive intellect"; "fastidious about personal cleanliness"

picky

adjective (Informal) fussy, particular, critical, carping, fastidious, dainty, choosy, finicky, cavilling, pernickety (informal), fault-finding, captious Everyone knows children are picky eaters.

picky

adjective
Translations

picky

[ˈpɪkɪ] ADJ (US) (pickier (compar) (pickiest (superl)))
1. (= critical) → criticón
2. (= choosy) → melindroso, quisquilloso

picky

[ˈpɪki] adj (= fussy) → difficile
to be picky about sth → être difficile sur qch
to be a picky eater → faire la fine bouche
Everyone knows children are picky eaters → Tout le monde sait que les enfants font la fine bouche., Tout le monde sait que les enfants se montrent difficiles sur la nourriture.

picky

adj (+er) (inf)pingelig (inf); eaterwählerisch

picky

[ˈpɪkɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (fam, pej) (person) → difficile
to be a picky eater → essere schizzinoso/a nel mangiare
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