Origin of fastidious
Examples from the Web for fastidious
Very rarely, though, that fastidious and precise pulse deteriorates into a disorganized scramble.Heart Attack 101: What May Have Killed James Gandolfini|Kent Sepkowitz|June 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Jeffries is apparently a frequent flyer as well as a fastidious and exacting one.
But I can attest first hand: one lapse aside, Fareed is just such a fastidious writer.
We are about of a size, and I think I shall be able to meet your most fastidious taste.The Angel of the Revolution|George Griffith
To say my fastidious relatives want me to go home, which would mean leaving you behind.Prescott of Saskatchewan|Harold Bindloss
There are many people whose taste in fiction is so fastidious that the sight of dialect in a novel makes them refuse to read it.Why we should read|S. P. B. Mais
His mother, a beautiful and fastidious woman, who lived in luxury, left him a penniless orphan of sixteen.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z|Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
Fortunately there was no grossness, no clownishness of behavior, which would have irreparably offended his fastidious taste.Rose Charlitte|Marshall Saunders
British Dictionary definitions for fastidious
Word Origin for fastidious
Word Origin and History for fastidious
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.