from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The character or quality of being fastidious; over-niceness of judgment, taste, or appetite; great or undue niceness or exactness in selection.
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- noun The quality of being
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- noun the trait of being meticulous about matters of taste or style
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Some of these compositions he hoped would be accepted by his correspondent, Mr George Thomson, for his collection, and the others he expected would find a publisher in the famous bookselling firm of Co.stable & Co. The failure of both these schemes -- for Co.stable's hands were full, and Thomson exhibited his wonted "fastidiousness" -- preyed deeply on the mind of the sensitive bard.
I had been neglecting my appearance ever since the night with Hannah had made it clear my fastidiousness was a waste of time.
His fastidiousness is a source of bemusement to Federal Communications Commission officials whom Valenti has been wooing to keep the TV networks from sharing in syndication sales of reruns.
Then I found you, Elfride, and l felt for the first time that my fastidiousness was a blessing.
Perhaps what I have called fastidiousness is a divine fear.
Then I found you, Elfride, and I felt for the first time that my fastidiousness was a blessing.
This ancient custom has produced among Russians of the old school a kind of fastidiousness to which we are strangers.
It cannot indeed produce perfection; but it produces improvement and nourishes that generous and liberal fastidiousness which is not inconsistent with the strongest sensibility to merit, and which, while it exalts our conceptions of the art, does not render us unjust to the artist.
That the virile faculty and power with such is weakened even till it ceases; and that after this there commences cold towards the sex; and that cold is succeeded by a kind of fastidiousness approaching to loathing, is well known, although but little talked of.
I thought it a certain silly fastidiousness on my part, but it persisted in spite of me, and I merely shrugged my shoulders in answer.