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pick·y

 (pĭk′ē)
adj. pick·i·er, pick·i·est Informal
Excessively meticulous; fussy.

pick′i·ness n.

picky

(ˈpɪkɪ)
adj, pickier or pickiest
informal fussy; finicky; choosy
ˈpickily adv
ˈpickiness n

pick•y

(ˈpɪk i)

adj. pick•i•er, pick•i•est.
extremely fussy or finicky, usu. over trifles.
[1865–70]
pick′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.picky - exacting especially about details; "a finicky eater"; "fussy about clothes"; "very particular about how her food was prepared"
fastidious - giving careful attention to detail; hard to please; excessively concerned with cleanliness; "a fastidious and incisive intellect"; "fastidious about personal cleanliness"

picky

adjective (Informal) fussy, particular, critical, carping, fastidious, dainty, choosy, finicky, cavilling, pernickety (informal), fault-finding, captious Everyone knows children are picky eaters.

picky

adjective
Translations

picky

[ˈpɪkɪ] ADJ (US) (pickier (compar) (pickiest (superl)))
1. (= critical) → criticón
2. (= choosy) → melindroso, quisquilloso

picky

[ˈpɪki] adj (= fussy) → difficile
to be picky about sth → être difficile sur qch
to be a picky eater → faire la fine bouche
Everyone knows children are picky eaters → Tout le monde sait que les enfants font la fine bouche., Tout le monde sait que les enfants se montrent difficiles sur la nourriture.

picky

adj (+er) (inf)pingelig (inf); eaterwählerisch

picky

[ˈpɪkɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (fam, pej) (person) → difficile
to be a picky eater → essere schizzinoso/a nel mangiare
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"It is better to introduce a range of foods to our children, and not give in to, or worry about, the pickiness."
We characterise this precarity as moving in the realm of "pettiness"--in the sense of "triviality" and "smallness," rather than of "pickiness" or "nastiness." Pettiness suggests both the marginal kinds of solutions that ultimately form the core of Security and Development, and the smallness or flimsiness that has come to mark the institutional and human arrangements resulting from it.
Members could choose the size of the box of vegetables and could add on items, but the main components were decided by the collective's management, despite the pickiness of some customers' little ones.
Sure, small "collector-grade" differences exist in pins and so on, but that's the level of pickiness I had to get past.
My pickiness in the field has nothing to do with antler size or body mass.
As for the alleged pickiness of the home inspector, he was just passing along some wise, safety-related information.
An air knife blows MOG out and away from the stream of berries and can be adjusted minutely to suit the winemaker's level of pickiness. Cameron showed photos from the Diemme Enologia press.
Naganawa's depiction of my book--while in some ways quite laudatory--ultimately devolves into a pickiness that is difficult to comprehend.
Combine it with the pickiness of children when it comes to their merienda and it is not surprising for these superwomen to feel challenged sometimes.
His strategic pickiness had limited the company to only two designs on its first year, and having thin product offerings would hurt him.
Stougaard et al., "Relationship between pickiness and subsequent development in body mass index and diet intake in obesity prone normal weight preschool children," PLoS One, vol.