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Synonyms of pernickety in English:


  • fussy, difficult to please, difficult, finicky, over-fastidious, fastidious, over-particular, particular, faddish, finical, dainty, punctilious, hair-splitting, exacting, demanding, critical, overcritical
    informalnitpicking, choosy, picky
    British informalfaddy
    North American informalpersnickety
    archaicnice, overnice
    [Antonyms] easy-going, laid-back
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