What does fastidious mean?

Definitions for fastidious
fæˈstɪd i əs, fə-fas·tid·i·ous

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word fastidious.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fastidiousadjective

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

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

  2. fastidious, exactingadjective

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

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


  1. fastidiousadjective

    Excessively particular, demanding, or fussy about details.

  2. fastidiousadjective

    Overly concerned about tidiness and cleanliness.

  3. fastidiousadjective

    Difficult to please; quick to find fault.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fastidiousadjective

    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.]

How to pronounce fastidious?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say fastidious in sign language?


  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

Examples of fastidious in a Sentence

  1. Danuta Skowronski:

    I think it’s OK for individuals to make that decision, but on a population level, we have to be much more fastidious about the level of evidence available.

  2. Claire Wilcox:

    McQueen's collections were so enthralling and yet at the same time each garment was so beautifully crafted -- so you have this extreme attention to detail, fastidious tailoring, beautiful embellishments and incorporation of all sorts of different materials.

  3. Logan Pearsall Smith:

    There is one thing that matters -- to set a chime of words tinkling in the minds of a few fastidious people.

  4. Joseph Conigliaro:

    One of the authors decided to treat a family member and a few friends after learning more about the emerging famotidine trial because it has such a safe profile, he suggested they take famotidine and begin tracking their symptoms in a fastidious way.

  5. Danuta Skowronski:

    But on a population level, we have to be much more fastidious about the level of evidence available.

Images & Illustrations of fastidious

  1. fastidiousfastidiousfastidiousfastidiousfastidious

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for fastidious

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • شديد الحساسيةArabic
  • изтънчен, взискателен, придирчив, капризенBulgarian
  • vybíravýCzech
  • kræsenDanish
  • anspruchsvoll, pingelig, penibel, wählerisch, mäkelig, kleinlichGerman
  • σχολαστικόςGreek
  • cicatero, exigente, regodeón, maniático, quisquilloso, fastidiosoSpanish
  • چرت زدنPersian
  • nirso, turhantarkkaFinnish
  • exigeant, minutieux, méticuleux, pointilleux, délicatFrench
  • दुराराध्यHindi
  • kényesHungarian
  • արագաշարժArmenian
  • rewelIndonesian
  • pignolo, precisino, meticoloso, fastidiosoItalian
  • בַּררָנִיHebrew
  • 気難しい, 几帳面, 好みのむずかしい, 厳しいJapanese
  • ಸೂಕ್ಷ್ಮKannada
  • 까다로운Korean
  • deerit fastidioseLatin
  • whakatarapī, manaia, mōkinokino, warahoeMāori
  • scrupuleus, veeleisend, kieskeurigDutch
  • kresenNorwegian
  • wybrednyPolish
  • minucioso, meticuloso, fastidiosoPortuguese
  • cusurgiu, mofturos, minuțios, greu de mulțumitRomanian
  • скрупулёзный, привередливый, прихотливый, требовательный, брезгливый, придирчивыйRussian
  • granntyckt, kinkig, petnoga, petig, nogräknad, kräsenSwedish
  • படபிடிப்பும்Tamil
  • సులభముగాTelugu
  • จุกจิกThai
  • güçbeğenir, titiz, müşkülpesentTurkish
  • приємнийUkrainian
  • روزہ دارUrdu
  • khó tínhVietnamese
  • פאַסטידYiddish
  • 挑剔Chinese

Get even more translations for fastidious »


Find a translation for the fastidious definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:

Discuss these fastidious definitions with the community:



    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


    "fastidious." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 2 Aug. 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/fastidious>.

    Are we missing a good definition for fastidious? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!


    Are you a words master?

    not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy; impenetrable to sight
    • A. opaque
    • B. obnoxious
    • C. urban
    • D. aligned

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for fastidious: