Definition of fastidious in English:

fastidious

Line breaks: fas|tidi|ous
Pronunciation: /faˈstɪdɪəs
 
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adjective

Derivatives

fastidiously

adverb
More example sentences
  • I collected Eisners and studied them fastidiously.
  • I hope you are all playing as fastidiously as this.
  • There are few patrons for the fastidiously classical performer.

fastidiousness

noun
More example sentences
  • The 33-year old man works with delicacy and fastidiousness, saying that each job entails a precise and constant application.
  • It was really about his excessive fastidiousness.
  • She is a high-strung kind of girl, but at least her fastidiousness extends to her sense of obligation and hospitality.

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin fastidiosus, from fastidium 'loathing'. The word originally meant 'disagreeable', later 'disgusted'. Current senses date from the 17th century.

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