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persnicketiness

Definitions

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  • n. The state or condition of being persnickety.

Etymologies

persnickety +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • These are just three examples of his over the top persnicketiness about his tiny, twinkle toes.

    tender toes « Adventures in Juggling

  • Sorry, cabby persnicketiness: I think you mean between Sixth and Seventh.

    The Way Times Square Used to Look

  • As the band members set up their equipment, they did so to the relatively breezy sounds of Steely Dan, a progressive group of music-obsessives who the Darcys admire perhaps for their persnicketiness, but do not emulate.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • (That's a funny thing that I'm tempted to attribute to this anhedonic ideology: the total persnicketiness about what category of employment one will entertain, combined with the quasi-religious acquiescence in the geographical location of one's eventual job; it's like a priestly calling to the already-miserable: Just because you're not in grad school anymore, that doesn't mean you have to stop hating your life!)

    The American Scene

  • A few things muddle the hardware's excellence: The lack of 3G (sorry, once you're used to it, you can't go back) and the Wi-Fi's persnicketiness-it just didn't want to play nice with a few of the secured Wi-Fi networks I had it on, constantly dropping out.

    Gizmodo

  • You, on the other hand, as far as I can tell, seem to conclude that Oswald’s persnicketiness was in fact what made him so very human.

    A Single Bullet

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