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synonyms for fastidious

  • choosy
  • discriminating
  • exacting
  • finicky
  • fussy
  • squeamish
  • captious
  • critical
  • dainty
  • demanding
  • difficult
  • easily disgusted
  • finical
  • fussbudgety
  • hard to please
  • hypercritical
  • nice
  • nit-picky
  • overdelicate
  • overnice
  • particular
  • persnickety
  • picky
  • punctilious
  • queasy
  • stickling
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antonyms for fastidious

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  • uncritical
  • undemanding
  • unfussy
  • indifferent
  • uncareful
  • uncouth
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How to use fastidious in a sentence

As she builds a suitable existence, marrying a fastidious Oxford don and having babies, Fanny’s yearning for her cousin’s outsize presence gnaws at what is supposed to be domestic bliss.
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All three are fastidious in not appearing to be party stooges.
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The novel is fast-paced, but González is fastidious in tying together every character and almost-missable detail by the end.
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Similarly, as Chattman points out, you should be fastidious about making sure your bowls are completely clear of oil or other grease, as those fats can cause the same issue.
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So that fastidious snuff-takers may dismiss this bugbear at once and forever.
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It is one of the finest burning tobaccos in the world, and does not fail to suit the taste of the most fastidious of smokers.
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Had she, so observant, so discerning in her fastidious taste—had she failed to notice the small detail too?
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There are a great many obscene minds, yet more railing and satirical, but very few fastidious ones.
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He was slow and fastidious in composition, and the poem suffered from over-elaboration.
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We have a very conservative, fastidious, and sophisticated constituency; and this is one of the limitations by which we are bound.
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WORDS RELATED TO FASTIDIOUS

  • fastidious
  • fussy
  • meticulous
  • nitpicking
  • particular
  • persnickety
  • picky
  • stickling
  • complete
  • diligent
  • exact
  • exacting
  • faithful
  • fastidious
  • fussy
  • hanging in
  • heart and soul into
  • heedful
  • meticulous
  • minding p's and q's
  • painstaking
  • particular
  • playing safe
  • punctilious
  • punctual
  • reliable
  • tough
  • walking on eggs
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