Examples of picky in a Sentence
a picky cat who would only eat one particular kind of food, and only if it was served in his special dish
she's picky, but she always finds the best quality in fresh meat and fish
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Coffee is notorious for being picky about its climate conditions, with the most popular varieties only growing at specific altitudes in the tropics.
The result is a light and tasty meal that will impress even picky eaters.
Baking with cauliflower is a great way to introduce it to picky eaters.
Also, keep in mind that a family of four with younger children who are picky eaters versus one with older, hungry teenagers who will eat anything in sight can’t be measured the same.
The donburi set will get you a bowl of rice, topped with a dense layer of unadorned uni sashimi (plus a tiny picky plate and cup of miso), velvety and redolent of the ocean.
Opposing pitchers have thrown more than 50 more pitches per game than the Dodgers, whose offense will be relentlessly patient and picky.
Bears, described as opportunistic eaters, aren’t picky.
Second, Cargill can learn via the salmon-feeding business how to deal with increasingly picky consumers.
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First Known Use of picky
Synonymschoosy (or choosey), dainty, delicate, demanding, exacting, fastidious, finical, finicking, fussbudgety, fussy, nice, old-maidish, particular, pernickety [chiefly British], persnickety, finicky
Antonymsundemanding, unfastidious, unfussy
Related Wordshyperfastidious, 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, prissy
Near Antonymsaffable, breezy, carefree, devil-may-care, happy-go-lucky, lackadaisical, laid-back, low-pressure, relaxed; flexible, lax, loose; lenient, permissive; uncritical; indiscriminating, undiscriminating
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