pernickety


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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

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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