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>Difficult to please
>Having complicated requirements
>Excessively particular demanding about details
>Very attentive to and concerned about accuracy and detail
>Reflecting a meticulous, sensitive, or demanding attitude

Fastidious is occasionally used as a compliment to describe someone whose attention to detail gives them good organizing abilities, but it is usually used as a disapproving term.

There are several strange sounding synonyms for this word. A few examples are persnickety, fussbudgety, finicky and punctilious.


He was such a fastidious eater that he would eat a sandwich only if his mother first cut off every scrap of crust.

Punctuality is a rare trait in Office, but he was fastidious about it.

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