over·​fas·​tid·​i·​ous ˌō-vər-fa-ˈsti-dē-əs How to pronounce overfastidious (audio)
: excessively fastidious
Normally overfastidious and wedded to routine, he now neglected food, sleep, and appearance.Ernst Pawel
In other respects I have written more carelessly; that is, without an overfastidious and learned choice of words.Percy Bysshe Shelley

Word History

First Known Use

1819, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of overfastidious was in 1819

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“Overfastidious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overfastidious. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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