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pernickety
American English: /pərˈnɪkɪdi/
British English: /pəˈnɪkɪti/

adjective

  • (British English) persnickety 1
    Example sentences
    • This is especially important for veggie or fussy diners who are pernickety about kitchen hygiene or the authenticity of their dishes.
    • At last, those of us who are pernickety about our food can come out of the closet.
    • This is partly due to the demands of an increasingly pernickety international audience ‘who get easily bored.’

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