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picky

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of picky

  1. 1 hard to please <a picky cat who would only eat one particular kind of food, and only if it was served in his special dish> Synonyms choosy (or choosey), dainty, delicate, demanding, exacting, fastidious, finical, finicking, fussbudgety, fussy, nice, old-maidish, particular, pernickety [chiefly British], persnickety, finickyRelated Words hyperfastidious, overdemanding, ultrafastidious; discerning, discriminating, selective; insightful, knowledgeable; captious, carping, caviling (or cavilling), critical, faultfinding, hypercritical, overcritical; careful, meticulous, painstaking, punctilious, scrupulous; queasy (also queazy), squeamish; peevish, petulant, prickly, touchy; niminy-piminy, prim, prissyNear Antonyms affable, breezy, carefree, devil-may-care, happy-go-lucky, lackadaisical, laid-back, low-pressure, relaxed; flexible, lax, loose; lenient, permissive; uncritical; indiscriminating, undiscriminatingAntonyms undemanding, unfastidious, unfussy

  2. 2 tending to select carefully <she's picky, but she always finds the best quality in fresh meat and fish> Synonyms choosy (or choosey), particular, selectiveRelated Words nice; fastidious, finical, finicking, finicky, fussy; discerning, discriminating, judiciousNear Antonyms indiscriminate, indiscriminatingAntonyms nonselective, unselective




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