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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Persnickety.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective colloq. Finical or fussy; full of petty details.

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  • adjective chiefly UK Fussy; paying undue attention to minor details; fastidious

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

  • adjective characterized by excessive precision and attention to trivial details

Etymologies

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

[Origin unknown.]

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