Translation of persnickety in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /pərˈsnɪkəti; pəˈsnɪkəti/


  • 1.1 (fussy) puntilloso, chinche [familiar/colloquial], mañoso (AmL) [familiar/colloquial] you'd better get it right, he's very persnickety procura no equivocarte, es muy puntilloso or detallista or [familiar/colloquial] chinche she's very persnickety about her food es muy exigente or [familiar/colloquial] chinche or (AmL tb) [familiar/colloquial] mañosa con la comida
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    • 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.
    1.2 (delicate, awkward) [task] que requiere minuciosidad

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