Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: fastidious
IPA transcription: [fæst'ɪdiəs]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: fastidious
    Meaning: giving careful attention to detail; hard to please; excessively concerned with cleanliness; "a fastidious and incisive intellect"; "fastidious about personal cleanliness"
Usage examples
  • She curled her fastidious lip
  • "You are very fastidious," said Athos; "such a beautiful woman!"
  • My dress is economical and by no means fastidious; yet it seems to be generally approved.
  • "You are fastidious, Chateau-Renaud," replied Debray; "those clothes are well cut and quite new."
  • Nor was she overly fastidious about the small percentage of colored blood visible in John's complexion.
  • The appurtenances of the writing-tables, about which Alexey Alexandrovitch was himself very fastidious, were exceptionally good.
  • It was not easy for "Mag of the Alley" to become at once Margaret Kendall, the dainty little daughter of a well-bred, fastidious mother.
  • He, so refined, so intellectual, so fastidious, with so exquisite a perception of the faulty, and so keen an appreciation of the beautiful!
  • Their culture tends to be sterile, to be turned back to feed on itself; their art becomes a showy display and artificial; their wealth luxurious; their knowledge overspecialized; their manners fastidious rather than humane.
  • He was an expert jewelry designer and a setter of precious stones; and often, when some fastidious customer did not seem to care for what was shown from the glittering trays in the showcases, Mrs. Darcy or one of her clerks would say: