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Pronunciation: /pərˈsnɪkəti; pəˈsnɪkəti/

Translation of persnickety in Spanish:


(American English/inglés norteamericano)
  • 1.1 (fussy) puntilloso, chinche [colloquial/familiar], mañoso (Latin America/América Latina) [colloquial/familiar] you'd better get it right, he's very persnickety procura no equivocarte, es muy puntilloso or detallista or [colloquial/familiar] chinche she's very persnickety about her food es muy exigente or [colloquial/familiar] chinche or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) [colloquial/familiar] mañosa con la comida
    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.
    1.2 (delicate, awkward) [task] que requiere minuciosidad

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