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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.

fastidious

(fæˈstɪdɪəs)
adj
1. very critical; hard to please
2. excessively particular about details
3. exceedingly delicate; easily disgusted
[C15: from Latin fastīdiōsus scornful, from fastīdium loathing, from fastus pride + taedium weariness]
fasˈtidiously adv
fasˈtidiousness n

fas•tid•i•ous

(fæˈstɪd i əs, fə-)

adj.
1. particular; hard to please.
2. painstaking.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin fastīdiōsus squeamish, derivative of fastidium lack of appetite, disgust]
fas•tid′i•ous•ly, adv.
fas•tid′i•ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.fastidious - giving careful attention to detail; hard to please; excessively concerned with cleanliness; "a fastidious and incisive intellect"; "fastidious about personal cleanliness"
refined - (used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel; "she was delicate and refined and unused to hardship"; "refined people with refined taste"
tidy - marked by order and cleanliness in appearance or habits; "a tidy person"; "a tidy house"; "a tidy mind"
unfastidious - marked by an absence of due or proper care or attention to detail; not concerned with cleanliness; "unfastidious in her dress"
2.fastidious - having complicated nutritional requirements; especially growing only in special artificial cultures; "fastidious microorganisms"; "certain highly specialized xerophytes are extremely exacting in their requirements"
microbiology - the branch of biology that studies microorganisms and their effects on humans
unfastidious - not exacting in nutritional requirements

fastidious

fastidious

adjective
1. Showing or marked by attentiveness to all aspects or details:
2. Very difficult to please:
Informal: picky.
Translations
náročnývybíravý
sirlig
fastidiöswählerisch
aîfinnslusamur; vandfÿsinn; matvandur
išrankiaiišrankumasišrankus
izlepisizsmalcinātsizvēlīgs

fastidious

[fæsˈtɪdɪəs] ADJ [person] (about cleanliness etc) → escrupuloso; (= touchy) → quisquilloso; [taste] → fino

fastidious

[fæˈstɪdiəs] adj
[person] (= meticulous) → méticuleux/euse, minutieux/euse
to be fastidious about sth [+ hygiene, one's appearance] → être extrêmement soucieux/euse de qch
(= easily disgusted) → délicat(e)

fastidious

adjgenau (→ about in Bezug auf +acc); (pej)pingelig (inf) (→ about in Bezug auf +acc)

fastidious

[fæˈstɪdɪəs] adj (person, about cleanliness) → pignolo/a; (in taste) → difficile, esigente

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

fas·tid·i·ous

a. fastidioso-a, en bacteriología rel. a demandas nutricionales complejas.
References in classic literature ?
My dear cousin"(sitting down by her), "you have a better right to be fastidious than almost any other woman I know; but will it answer?
Too, she thought Pete to be a very fastidious person concerning the appearance of women.
As the story of 'Agnes Grey' was accused of extravagant over-colouring in those very parts that were carefully copied from the life, with a most scrupulous avoidance of all exaggeration, so, in the present work, I find myself censured for depicting CON AMORE, with 'a morbid love of the coarse, if not of the brutal,' those scenes which, I will venture to say, have not been more painful for the most fastidious of my critics to read than they were for me to describe.
He was so fastidious and prim about his place that a boy would go to a good deal of trouble to throw a dead cat into his back yard, or to dump a sackful of tin cans in his alley.
At the door of the Uffizzi, in Florence, one is confronted by statues of a man and a woman, noseless, battered, black with accumulated grime--they hardly suggest human beings-- yet these ridiculous creatures have been thoughtfully and conscientiously fig-leaved by this fastidious generation.
How was it that a man so exact and fastidious could have made this error of a day?
I honour the refractory, fastidious tongues and stomachs, which have learned to say "I" and "Yea" and "Nay.
Now, Laurie, don't be too fastidious and worldly-minded.
Wherefore, it seems to me you had best not be too fastidious in your curiosity touching this Leviathan.
He is fastidious and will have an affectation of his own.
I am not a fastidious man, nor one who requires much.
I would not be so fastidious as you are," cried Mr.