persnickety


per·snick·e·ty

adjective \pər-ˈsni-kə-tē\

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

Full Definition of PERSNICKETY

1
a :  fussy about small details :  fastidious <a persnickety teacher>
b :  having the characteristics of a snob
2
:  requiring great precision <a persnickety job>
per·snick·e·ti·ness \-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

Rhymes with PERSNICKETY

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