overparticular

adjective
over·​par·​tic·​u·​lar | \ ˌō-vər-pər-ˈti-kyə-lər How to pronounce overparticular (audio) , -pə-, -k(ə-)lər \

Definition of overparticular

: 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

First Known Use of overparticular

1726, in the meaning defined above

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“Overparticular.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overparticular. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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