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Excessively fussy or fastidious:‘Mildred was overnice in regard to their father’
meticulous, punctilious, conscientious, careful, diligent, attentive, ultra-careful, scrupulous, painstaking, exact, precise, accurate, correct, thorough, studious, exhaustive, mathematical, detailed, perfectionist, methodical, particular, religious, strictView synonyms
- ‘It sounds absurd to say that it is part of truthfulness not to be overnice about the truth when circumstances demand deception.’
- ‘And we should take due warning from the consequences of our decision of what may follow from exacting overnice requirements of the I.C.C.’
- ‘Your master teacher was being what's called overnice.’
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