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squeamishness - the trait of being excessively fastidious and easily shocked; "the program was withdrawn because of the squeamishness of some viewers"; "he refused to allow squeamishness to deter him from his duty"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 ?
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.
But all at once, a propos of nothing, there would come a phase of scepticism and indifference (everything happened in phases to me), and I would laugh myself at my intolerance and fastidiousness, I would reproach myself with being romantic.
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.
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. I might repent the omission all my life; I would not then be guilty of it.
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.
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.
"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.
Despite the fastidiousness of her housekeeping, Saxon, once she had systematized it, found time and to spare on her hands.
But there was such accumulated bitterness and contempt in the young man's heart, that, in spite of all the fastidiousness of youth, he minded his rags least of all in the street.
Linton eyed him with a droll expression - half angry, half laughing at his fastidiousness.
Freely's peculiar regard, and conquered his fastidiousness; and no wonder, for the Ideal, as exhibited in the finest waxwork, was perhaps never so closely approached by the Real as in the person of the pretty Penelope.