Synonyms and Antonyms of picky
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 of picky choosy (or choosey), dainty, delicate, demanding, exacting, fastidious, finical, finicking, fussbudgety, fussy, nice, old-maidish, particular, pernickety [chiefly British], persnickety, finickyWords Related to picky 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 picky affable, breezy, carefree, devil-may-care, happy-go-lucky, lackadaisical, laid-back, low-pressure, relaxed; flexible, lax, loose; lenient, permissive; uncritical; indiscriminating, undiscriminatingAntonyms of picky undemanding, unfastidious, unfussy
2 tending to select carefully she's picky, but she always finds the best quality in fresh meat and fish Synonyms of picky choosy (or choosey), particular, selectiveWords Related to picky nice; fastidious, finical, finicking, finicky, fussy; discerning, discriminating, judiciousNear Antonyms of picky indiscriminate, indiscriminatingAntonyms of picky nonselective, unselective
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