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persnickety

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of persnickety

  1. 1 hard to please as she got older, she got more and more persnickety Synonyms of persnickety choosy (or choosey), dainty, delicate, demanding, exacting, fastidious, finical, finicking, fussbudgety, fussy, nice, old-maidish, particular, pernickety [chiefly British], finicky, pickyWords Related to persnickety hyperfastidious, 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, prissyNear Antonyms of persnickety affable, breezy, carefree, devil-may-care, happy-go-lucky, lackadaisical, laid-back, low-pressure, relaxed; flexible, lax, loose; lenient, permissive; uncritical; indiscriminating, undiscriminatingAntonyms of persnickety undemanding, unfastidious, unfussy

  2. 2 requiring much time, effort, or careful attention lacked the patience to deal with such persnickety tasks as hanging wallpaper Synonyms of persnickety arduous, burdensome, challenging, exacting, grueling (or gruelling), killing, laborious, onerous, demanding, taxing, toilsomeWords Related to persnickety difficult, formidable, hard, herculean, rough, rugged, stiff, strenuous, testing, tough; oppressive, trying; rigid, rigorous, severe, stern, strict, stringentNear Antonyms of persnickety easy, effortless, facile, simple, smoothAntonyms of persnickety light, nondemanding, unchallenging, undemanding

  3. 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” Synonyms of persnickety aristocratic, elitist, high-hat, snobbish, potty, ritzy, snobby, snooty, snotty, toffee-nosed [chiefly British]Words Related to persnickety aloof, arrogant, bumptious, haughty, high-and-mighty, highfalutin (also hifalutin), high-handed, hoity-toity, huffish, huffy, imperious, lordly, overweening, peremptory, pompous, presumptuous, pretentious, supercilious, superior, toplofty (also topliftical), uppity; biggety (or biggity) [Southern & Midland], bigheaded, egoistic (also egoistical), egotistic (or egotistical), prideful, self-conceited, self-important, self-satisfied, smug, stuck-up, swelled-headed, swellheadedNear Antonyms of persnickety democratic, egalitarian; egoless, humble, modest, unpretentious; antielitist, antisnob

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