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fastidious

adjective

1 fastidious

Giving careful attention to detail; hard to please; excessively concerned with cleanliness.

Roget 932: disapproving etc. v.; scandalized.    disparaging, condemnatory, damnatory, denunciatory, reproachful, abusive, objurgatory, clamorous, vituperative; defamatory ... show more

Roget 822: sensible, sensitive; impressible, impressionable; susceptive, susceptible; alive to, impassionable, gushing; warm hearted, tender hearted, soft hearted; tender as a chicken; soft, ... show more



2 fastidious

Having complicated nutritional requirements; especially growing only in special artificial cultures:
— Fastidious microorganisms.

synonym: exacting.

Roget 868: fastidious, nice, delicate, delicat, finical, finicky, demanding, meticulous, exacting, strict, anal [Vulg.], difficult, dainty, lickerish, ... show more


Moby thesaurus: accurate, appreciative, bleached, bright, careful, censorious, choicy, choosy, civilized, clean, cleanly, conscientious, critical, cultivated, cultured, dainty, delicate, differential, difficult, dirt-free ... show more.

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