from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Overparticular about trivial details; fastidious.
- adj. Snobbish; pretentious.
- adj. Requiring strict attention to detail; demanding: a persnickety job.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Fastidious or fussy.
- adj. Obsessive about mundane details, demanding for precision.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Finicky or fussy; demanding attention to petty details; -- of people.
- adj. snobbish; behaving aloofly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. characterized by excessive precision and attention to trivial details
- adj. (used colloquially) overly conceited or arrogant
You are the first person to use the word persnickety that I have ever encountered – Way To GO! good word
"To be polite, I'd call her persnickety," he told me.
Sales are too complicated in Manhattan because there are many other factors involved in a sale, such as persnickety co-op boards or new development condos that prefer cash buyers at first.
I offer some 'persnickety' counsel; Sarah, thou must discover olde America's Christian Talibanists in more than books.
Ms. Jones says "persnickety" details in recipes, such as asking for a specific size onion, mandating "fussy" ways of cutting vegetables and listing expensive or hard-to-find ingredients, are frustrating home cooks.
Voltaire's novel ends with our hero more or less happily settled down with his love interest, who becomes, unfortunately, kind of persnickety and not much to look at as the years go by, but a talented pastry chef nonetheless.
There are no words to describe the feeling of becoming a new father for the first time, so I will just use the word "persnickety".
He's sort of -- he's kind of persnickety and fussy and, you know, overly
I’ll call the persnickety old terror and beg him to be nice.
Suddenly, good architecture and how it gets made was everywhere in the spotlight, with the design for Ground Zero making front-page news, architects discussing plans on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," and even their persnickety attire closely observed in the style pages of fashion magazines.