What does fastidious mean?

Definitions for fastidiousfæˈstɪd i əs, fə-

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

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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Danuta Skowronski:

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

  2. Logan Pearsall Smith:

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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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
  • 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

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