over·​par·​tic·​u·​lar ˌō-vər-pər-ˈti-kyə-lər How to pronounce overparticular (audio)
: excessively particular
He was, it is true, creating a great deal of disorder, but his aunt was not an overparticular housekeeper, and a little disorder gave her no concern.J. L. Harbour
I'm not just being overparticular here about a slightly irritating stylistic quirk.Mark O'Connell

Word History

First Known Use

1726, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of overparticular was in 1726

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“Overparticular.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overparticular. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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