Definition of persnickety in English:



  • North American term for pernickety
    • ‘The only cultural feature they are persnickety about is well-drained soil.’
    • ‘‘He's a real persnickety son-of-a-gun,’ says Campbell of the director.’
    • ‘I watched them in disgust, thanking the Lord Almighty I am nothing near as persnickety as they are.’
    • ‘He is passionately persnickety in a way that Hollywood has typically undercut and portrayed as snobby.’
    • ‘And while she could occasionally be persnickety about certain things, she didn't need Dante telling her that.’
    • ‘Yesterday's, incidentally, introduced me to the wonderful word persnickety.’
    • ‘We sat in the back of her persnickety 1966 Ford Falcon for a few hours.’
    • ‘He dropped all his other investigations and for two days solely observed this persnickety pulsar.’
    • ‘Astaire, a professional dancer from the age of 7, did all of his own choreography, and he was as exacting about corrections as the most persnickety repetiteur.’
    • ‘Trailing fuchsias are especially persnickety about their environment.’