Definition of pernickety in English:

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Pronunciation: /pərˈnikidē/


British term for persnickety.
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.’
fussy, difficult to please, difficult, finicky, overfastidious, fastidious, overparticular, particular, faddish, punctilious, hair-splitting, critical, overcritical
informal nitpicking, choosy, picky

Words that rhyme with pernickety


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Syllabification: per·nick·et·y

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