Synonyms for fastidious

Grammar : Adj
Spell : fa-stid-ee-uh s, fuh-
Phonetic Transcription : fæˈstɪd i əs, fə-

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Définition of fastidious

Origin :
  • mid-15c., "full of pride," from Latin fastidiosus "disdainful, squeamish, exacting," from fastidium "loathing, squeamishness," most likely from *fastu-taidiom, a compound of fastus "contempt, arrogance" and taedium "aversion, disgust." Early use in English was both in passive and active senses. Meaning "squeamish, over-nice" emerged in English 1610s. Related: Fastidiously; fastidiousness.
  • adj very careful, meticulous
Example sentences :
  • What would he, so fastidious as he was, think of that poster?
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark
  • The squirrel is provident, but no more so than he is fastidious in the choice of his food.
  • Extract from : « Life: Its True Genesis » by R. W. Wright
  • However, she was as fastidious about what she did for herself as about what was done for her.
  • Extract from : « Southern Lights and Shadows » by Various
  • You can afford, you see, to keep a fine taste, and fastidious feelings!
  • Extract from : « The Coryston Family » by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • And yet the picture before him could have scarcely been unpleasing to the most fastidious eye.
  • Extract from : « Henry Dunbar » by M. E. Braddon
  • But this establishment cannot please the fastidious Mr. Benson!
  • Extract from : « The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 2, May, 1851 » by Various
  • Parents were not so fastidious as previously in the choice of a son-in-law.
  • Extract from : « The Fortune of the Rougons » by Emile Zola
  • But Alston was fastidious, and he kept his mind as far away from the serpent as possible.
  • Extract from : « The Prisoner » by Alice Brown
  • Like all men of his class, he was fastidious over his food and wines.
  • Extract from : « The White Lie » by William Le Queux
  • Better retire than be obnoxious to even the most fastidious.
  • Extract from : « The Etiquette of To-day » by Edith B. Ordway

Antonyms for fastidious

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