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persnickety
American English: /pərˈsnɪkədi/
British English: /pəˈsnɪkɪti/

Translation of persnickety in Spanish:

adjective

(American English)
  • 1.1 (fussy) you'd better get it right, he's very persnickety
    procura no equivocarte, es muy puntilloso or detallista or [colloquial] chinche
    she's very persnickety about her food
    es muy exigente or [colloquial] chinche or (in Latin America also) [colloquial] 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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