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What would he, so fastidious as he was, think of that poster?

The squirrel is provident, but no more so than he is fastidious in the choice of his food.

However, she was as fastidious about what she did for herself as about what was done for her.

You can afford, you see, to keep a fine taste, and fastidious feelings!

And yet the picture before him could have scarcely been unpleasing to the most fastidious eye.

But this establishment cannot please the fastidious Mr. Benson!

Parents were not so fastidious as previously in the choice of a son-in-law.

But Alston was fastidious, and he kept his mind as far away from the serpent as possible.

Like all men of his class, he was fastidious over his food and wines.

Better retire than be obnoxious to even the most fastidious.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "full of pride," from Latin fastidiosus "disdainful, squeamish, exacting," from fastidium "loathing, squeamishness," most likely from *fastu-taidiom, a compound of fastus "contempt, arrogance" and taedium "aversion, disgust." Early use in English was both in passive and active senses. Meaning "squeamish, over-nice" emerged in English 1610s. Related: Fastidiously; fastidiousness.

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