Definitions for persnicketypərˈsnɪk ɪ ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

per•snick•et•y*pərˈsnɪk ɪ ti(adj.)

also pernickety

  1. excessively particular; fussy.

    Category: Informal

  2. requiring painstaking care.

    Category: Informal

* Informal..

Origin of persnickety:

1885–90; orig. Scots, var. of pernickety

per•snick′et•i•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bigheaded, persnickety, snooty, snot-nosed, snotty, stuck-up, too big for one's breeches, uppish(adj)

    (used colloquially) overly conceited or arrogant

    "a snotty little scion of a degenerate family"-Laurent Le Sage; "they're snobs--stuck-up and uppity and persnickety"

  2. pernickety, persnickety(adj)

    characterized by excessive precision and attention to trivial details

    "a persnickety job"; "a persnickety school teacher"

Wiktionary

  1. persnickety(Adjective)

    Fastidious or fussy.

  2. persnickety(Adjective)

    Obsessive about mundane details, demanding for precision.

  3. Origin: Alteration of pernickety

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