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persnickety

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adjective per·snick·e·ty \pər-ˈsni-kə-tē\

Simple Definition of persnickety

  • : giving a lot of attention to details that are minor or not important

Full Definition of persnickety

  1. 1 a :  fussy about small details :  fastidious <a persnickety teacher> b :  having the characteristics of a snob

  2. 2 :  requiring great precision <a persnickety job>

per·snick·e·ti·ness play \-nəs\ noun

Examples of persnickety

  1. <as she got older, she got more and more persnickety>

  2. <lacked the patience to deal with such persnickety tasks as hanging wallpaper>



Origin of persnickety

alteration of pernickety


First Known Use: 1915

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