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persnickety Line breaks: per|snick¦ety
Pronunciation: /pəˈsnɪkɪti/

Definition of persnickety in English:


North American term for pernickety.
Example sentences
  • Astaire, a professional dancer from the age of 7, did all of his own choreography, and he was as exacting about corrections as the most persnickety repetiteur.
  • Yesterday's, incidentally, introduced me to the wonderful word persnickety.
  • ‘He's a real persnickety son-of-a-gun,’ says Campbell of the director.

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