Synonyms and Antonyms of picky

  1. 1 hard to please a picky cat who would only eat one particular kind of food, and only if it was served in his special dish Synonyms choosy (or choosey), dainty, delicate, demanding, exacting, fastidious, finical, finicking, fussbudgety, fussy, nice, old-maidish, particular, pernickety [chiefly British], persnickety, finickyRelated Words 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 affable, breezy, carefree, devil-may-care, happy-go-lucky, lackadaisical, laid-back, low-pressure, relaxed; flexible, lax, loose; lenient, permissive; uncritical; indiscriminating, undiscriminatingAntonyms undemanding, unfastidious, unfussy

  2. 2 tending to select carefully she's picky, but she always finds the best quality in fresh meat and fish Synonyms choosy (or choosey), particular, selectiveRelated Words nice; fastidious, finical, finicking, finicky, fussy; discerning, discriminating, judiciousNear Antonyms indiscriminate, indiscriminatingAntonyms nonselective, unselective

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a brief usually trivial fact

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