fastidiously


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Related to fastidiously: bewildering, indescribably, tersely

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:
Adv.1.fastidiously - in a fastidious and painstaking manner; "it is almost a waste of time painstakingly to learn the routines of selling"
2.fastidiously - in a fastidious manner; "he writes extremely musical music, of which the sound is fastidiously calculated and yet agreeably spontaneous and imaginative"
Translations
náročněvybíravě
finnyásan
meî vandfÿsni
titiz bir şekilde

fastidiously

[fæsˈtɪdɪəslɪ] ADV [examine, clean, check] → meticulosamente, quisquillosamente

fastidiously

[fæˈstɪdiəsli] adv
(= meticulously) [write, copy] → soigneusement
to be fastidiously clean → être d'une propreté irréprochable

fastidiously

adv
(= meticulously) check, copy, examinemit äußerster Sorgfalt; fastidiously tidy (place)sorgfältigst aufgeräumt; personpenibel ordentlich; fastidiously cleanpeinlich sauber
(pej: = fussily) → pingelig (inf); he wrinkled his nose fastidiouslyer rümpfte angewidert die Nase

fastidiously

[fæsˈtɪdɪəslɪ] adv (examine, check, clean) → meticolosamente, scrupolosamente

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 ?
Think of people FARMING on a slant which is so steep that the best you can say of it--if you want to be fastidiously accurate--is, that it is a little steeper than a ladder and not quite so steep as a mansard roof.
Ellenwood was a shy, but not quite a secluded man; selfish, like all men who brood over their own hearts, yet manifesting on rare occasions a vein of generous sentiment; a scholar throughout life, though always an indolent one, because his studies had no definite object, either of public advantage or personal ambition; a gentleman, high bred and fastidiously delicate, yet sometimes requiring a considerable relaxation, in his behalf, of the common rules of society.
Others are still more capricious in their tastes; and after gathering together a heap of the nuts of all ages, and ingeniously tapping them, will first sip from one and then from another, as fastidiously as some delicate wine-bibber experimenting glass in hand among his dusty demi-johns of different vintages.
who was the vainest and the most fastidiously delicate man in his kingdom, forgave Colbert the joke.
He saw her against a background of pale grottos and sleek hides; camels slanted their heavy-ridded eyes at her, giraffes fastidiously observed her from their melancholy eminence, and the pink-lined trunks of elephants cautiously abstracted buns from her outstretched hands.
She drew a green vase with a crinkled lip towards her, and began pulling out the tight little chrysanthemums, which she laid on the table-cloth, arranging them fastidiously side by side.
Rosamond, though no older than Mary, was rather used to being fallen in love with; but she, for her part, had remained indifferent and fastidiously critical towards both fresh sprig and faded bachelor.
Daylight was fastidiously chivalrous on this point.
But he was very tentative, fastidiously so, letting Ruth set the pace of sprightliness and fancy, keeping up with her but never daring to go beyond her.
I was unarmed, but the Chinese have learned to be fastidiously careful of American hip pockets, and it was upon this that I depended to keep him and his savage crew at a distance.
He was fastidiously exclusive, and no guest at the cottage ever succeeded in making up to him.
She remained quiet, for she had learned the hypersensitiveness induced by drink and was fastidiously careful not to hurt him even with the knowledge that she had lain awake for him.