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persnickety

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2 requiring much time, effort, or careful attention
  • lacked the patience to deal with such persnickety tasks as hanging wallpaper

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3 being or characteristic of a person who has an offensive air of superiority and tends to ignore or disdain anyone regarded as inferior
  • his persnickety attitude lost him some friends when they found out what he really thinks of "their kind"

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“Persnickety.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/persnickety. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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