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per·nick·e·ty

 (pər-nĭk′ĭ-tē)
adj.
Persnickety.

[Origin unknown.]

pernickety

(pəˈnɪkɪtɪ) or

persnickety

adj
1. excessively precise and attentive to detail; fussy
2. (of a task) requiring close attention; exacting
[C19: originally Scottish, of unknown origin]
perˈnicketiness, perˈsnicketiness n

per•snick•et•y

(pərˈsnɪk ɪ ti)

also pernickety



adj. Informal.
1. excessively particular; fussy.
2. requiring painstaking care.
[1885–90; orig. Scots, variant of pernickety]
per•snick′et•i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pernickety - characterized by excessive precision and attention to trivial details; "a persnickety job"; "a persnickety school teacher"
fastidious - giving careful attention to detail; hard to please; excessively concerned with cleanliness; "a fastidious and incisive intellect"; "fastidious about personal cleanliness"

pernickety

adjective (Informal) fussy, particular, careful, exacting, carping, painstaking, fastidious, picky (informal), nit-picking (informal), finicky, punctilious, anal retentive, difficult to please, hairsplitting, overprecise He's very pernickety about neatness.
fussy slack, careless, sloppy, lax, haphazard, uncritical, slapdash, heedless, slipshod, inattentive, easy to please
Translations

pernickety

[pəˈnɪkɪtɪ] ADJ [person] → quisquilloso, remilgado; [task] → delicado
she's pernickety about foodes exigente para la comida
he's terribly pernickety about punctualitytiene la manía de la puntualidad

pernickety

[pərˈnɪkəti] adj
[person] → pointilleux/euse, tatillon(ne)
[task] → minutieux/euse

pernickety

adj (inf)pingelig (inf); (= tricky, delicate) work, pointheikel

pernickety

[pəˈnɪkətɪ] adj (fam) (person) → pignolo/a (000) (job) → da certosino
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Perhaps that pernicketiness is what makes her ventures work.
Quiet places are still left, if you know where to find them; and inwardly, family life, customs, the way of looking at life, have hardly changed at all, and never will, it is safe to say, at the heart--pride and poverty and maybe a general pernicketiness prevailing.