from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Persnickety.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Fussy; paying undue attention to minor details; fastidious

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Finical or fussy; full of petty details.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of persons,precise in trifles; fastidious; fussily particular, especially in dress or about trifles.
  • Of things, requiring minute attention or painstaking labor; characterized by petty details.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. characterized by excessive precision and attention to trivial details


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(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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