Definitions

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

  • adjective Excessively meticulous; fussy.

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  • adjective Fussy; particular; demanding to have things just right.
  • noun informal A picture.

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  • adjective exacting especially about details

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Examples

  • The part that's the most picky is the roasting and peeling of the chiles and the walnuts, but it's worth the trouble!

    �VIVA MEXICO!~Independence Day and Its Special Food

  • E, on the other hand, as the previous anecdote hints, is not such a great eater we don’t use the word picky only because we don’t believe in it.

    Opposite Eaters

  • E, on the other hand, as the previous anecdote hints, is not such a great eater we don’t use the word picky only because we don’t believe in it.

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  • I could be called picky, but when I spend a lot of money on an appliance, I expect it to work for a long time ... like maybe a week or two before the ice maker goes kablooey, or the washer stops going through the spin cycle, or a cup put in the wrong place on the upper dishwasher rack makes the upper washer arm work under noisy protest.

    When Appliances Attack or Why I Kicked the Dishwasher

  • -- We all have foods we dislike, and some of us might be termed picky eaters, but when we have to deal with a youngster who refuses to eat the food we prepare -- the experience can be frustrating, acknowledges an expert in Penn State's College of

    Penn State Live

  • -- We all have foods we dislike, and some of us might be termed picky eaters, but when we have to deal with a youngster who refuses to eat the food we prepare -- the experience can be frustrating, acknowledges an expert in Penn State's College of

    Penn State Live

  • -- We all have foods we dislike, and some of us might be termed picky eaters, but when we have to deal with a youngster who refuses to eat the food we prepare -- the experience can be frustrating, acknowledges an expert in Penn State's College of

    Penn State Live

  • If you don't know my husband I should mention here that he's what you'd probably call a picky eater.

    Scribbit | A Blog About Motherhood in Alaska

  • While one of our Golden's will eat anything, the other is extraordinarily picky, that is unless I drop a little

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  • Oh! Last night I was labelled a picky eater by someone outside the family which I thought was just rude as shit.

    unclebob Diary Entry

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