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synonyms for stickling

  • accurate
  • cautious
  • conscientious
  • exact
  • fastidious
  • fussy
  • painstaking
  • precise
  • scrupulous
  • strict
  • thorough
  • conscionable
  • crossing the t's
  • dotting the i's
  • heedful
  • microscopic
  • nitpicking
  • particular
  • persnickety
  • picky
  • punctilious
  • punctual
  • ambiguous
  • obscure
  • cryptic
  • dark
  • doubtful
  • equivocal
  • incomprehensible
  • indecipherable
  • inexplicable
  • inscrutable
  • occult
  • oracular
  • perplexing
  • puzzling
  • recondite
  • secret
  • teasing
  • uncertain
  • unfathomable
  • unintelligible
  • Delphian
  • enigmatical
  • sphinxlike
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antonyms for stickling

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  • careless
  • false
  • imprecise
  • inaccurate
  • indefinite
  • inexact
  • negligent
  • questionable
  • thoughtless
  • uncareful
  • uncritical
  • undemanding
  • unscrupulous
  • messy
  • sloppy
  • undetailed
  • clear
  • obvious
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How to use stickling in a sentence

"All the caves you want," said Bernel, scornful at such unusual stickling on the part of his chum.
A MAID OF THE SILVER SEAJOHN OXENHAM
This is seen in their way of stickling for accuracy when others repeat familiar word-forms.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
Why, man, I found them fastened on him myself; and there was odd staving and stickling to make them 'ware haunch!'
WAVERLEY, OR 'TIS SIXTY YEARS HENCE, COMPLETESIR WALTER SCOTT
The artists fought this influence, stickling a long time for the severer classicism of ancient Greece.
A TEXT-BOOK OF THE HISTORY OF PAINTINGJOHN C. VAN DYKE
"This will be brought to you by Stickling," the note said; but who Stickling was Vavasor did not know.
CAN YOU FORGIVE HER?ANTHONY TROLLOPE
I really think I could give you a commission without much stickling of my conscience.
VIVIAN GREYEARL OF BEACONSFIELD, BENJAMIN DISRAELI
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WORDS RELATED TO STICKLING

  • fastidious
  • fussy
  • meticulous
  • nitpicking
  • particular
  • persnickety
  • picky
  • stickling
  • Delphian
  • ambiguous
  • cryptic
  • dark
  • doubtful
  • enigmatical
  • equivocal
  • incomprehensible
  • indecipherable
  • inexplicable
  • inscrutable
  • obscure
  • occult
  • oracular
  • perplexing
  • puzzling
  • recondite
  • secret
  • sphinxlike
  • stickling
  • teasing
  • uncertain
  • unfathomable
  • unintelligible
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.