Definition of pernickety in English:



  • British term for persnickety
    • ‘Needless to say, there were a few of my pernickety readers who were quick to point out the folly of my ways.’
    • ‘I thought he was just being pernickety, but I'll not argue in future.’
    • ‘This is especially important for veggie or fussy diners who are pernickety about kitchen hygiene or the authenticity of their dishes.’
    • ‘That was how pernickety she was when it came to driving.’
    • ‘At last, those of us who are pernickety about our food can come out of the closet.’
    • ‘But it's a pernickety view for a dating agency to take.’
    • ‘This is partly due to the demands of an increasingly pernickety international audience ‘who get easily bored.’’
    • ‘She is no longer pernickety about her house and her possessions.’
    • ‘I do not wish to seem unduly pernickety but the point may have some relevance in future cases.’
    • ‘But is a rescue really the time and place to become pernickety?’
    attentive, conscientious, painstaking, meticulous, diligent, assiduous, sedulous, scrupulous, punctilious, fastidious, methodical, orderly, deliberate, judicious, perfectionist
    fussy, difficult to please, difficult, finicky, over-fastidious, fastidious, over-particular, particular, faddish, finical, dainty, punctilious, hair-splitting, exacting, demanding, critical, overcritical
    nitpicking, choosy, picky
    nice, overnice
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