Definition of pernickety in English:

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pernickety

Pronunciation: /pərˈnikidē/

adjective

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.’
Synonyms
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

rickety
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