What does fastidious mean?

Definitions for fastidiousfæˈstɪd i əs, fə-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fastidious(adj)

    giving careful attention to detail; hard to please; excessively concerned with cleanliness

    "a fastidious and incisive intellect"; "fastidious about personal cleanliness"

  2. fastidious, exacting(adj)

    having complicated nutritional requirements; especially growing only in special artificial cultures

    "fastidious microorganisms"; "certain highly specialized xerophytes are extremely exacting in their requirements"


  1. fastidious(Adjective)

    Excessively particular, demanding, or fussy about details.

  2. fastidious(Adjective)

    Overly concerned about tidiness and cleanliness.

  3. fastidious(Adjective)

    Difficult to please; quick to find fault.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fastidious(adj)

    difficult to please; delicate to a fault; suited with difficulty; squeamish; as, a fastidious mind or ear; a fastidious appetite

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fastidious

    fas-tid′i-us, adj. affecting superior taste: over-nice: difficult to please.—adv. Fastid′iously.—n. Fastid′iousness. [L. fastidiosusfastidium, loathing—fastus, pride, tædium, loathing.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fastidious in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fastidious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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Translations for fastidious

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • изтънчен, взискателен, придирчив, капризенBulgarian
  • vybíravýCzech
  • anspruchsvoll, pingelig, penibel, wählerisch, mäkelig, kleinlichGerman
  • cicatero, exigente, regodeón, maniático, quisquilloso, fastidiosoSpanish
  • nirso, turhantarkkaFinnish
  • exigeant, minutieux, méticuleux, pointilleuxFrench
  • pignolo, precisino, meticolosoItalian
  • 気難しい, 几帳面, 好みのむずかしいJapanese
  • deerit fastidioseLatin
  • whakatarapī, manaia, mōkinokino, warahoeMāori
  • scrupuleus, veeleisend, kieskeurigDutch
  • minucioso, meticulosoPortuguese
  • cusurgiu, mofturos, minuțiosRomanian
  • скрупулёзный, привередливый, прихотливый, требовательный, брезгливый, придирчивыйRussian
  • granntyckt, kinkig, petnoga, petig, nogräknad, kräsenSwedish
  • güçbeğenir, titiz, müşkülpesentTurkish

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