One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Excessively accurate and careful about minor details.‘overprecise estimates’
critical, censorious, carping, captious, cavilling, quibbling, nigglingView synonyms
- ‘The church of S. Lorenzo held for him the authority of an example and it did not occur to him to ask overprecise questions about when it was built.’
- ‘MacDonald later contended that some of his images had been overprecise, and considered a revised edition to tone them down.’
- ‘An everyday example of overprecise measurement can be seen at the gas station.’
- ‘Winnicott may well have intended to leave this concept without an overprecise definition.’
- ‘They speak in an overprecise way with much pedantic insistence on letters not generally sounded, especially Hs.’
- ‘The construction too is rendered rather basic and pure, with deceptively simple detailing that could even be called overprecise.’
- ‘A design should be reasonably simple as over-crowded features or overprecise arrangement of objects may lose spontaneity and dilute focus.’
- ‘He blames Cornaro, the hygienist who advocated a specific regime of diet and lifestyle, for requirements such as special clothing or overprecise ordering of diet.’
- ‘However, this analysis is per vein and thus includes patients more than once, so that the results are overprecise.’
- ‘An overprecise or artificially rigid classification of qualifying circumstances is not what is called for under the Act.’
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