Definitions for fastidiousfæˈstɪd i əs, fə-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fas•tid•i•ousfæˈstɪd i əs, fə-(adj.)

  1. particular; hard to please.

  2. painstaking.

Origin of fastidious:

1375–1425; late ME < L fastīdiōsus squeamish, der. of fastidium lack of appetite, disgust


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

Translations for fastidious

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


very critical and difficult to please

She is so fastidious about her food that she will not eat in a restaurant.

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