Origin of fastidious
Examples from the Web for fastidiously
He made me stand and wait as he fastidiously counted his English coins into the palm of my hand, which I found a bit humiliating.Ralph Fiennes Discusses ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel,’ J. Lo, and That ‘Seinfeld’ Episode|Marlow Stern|March 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Instead he fastidiously organizes and fleshes out the fantastical worlds of his own making.
In those remarks, he said the vast majority of his requests for security resources were “considered seriously and fastidiously.”
And now the latest character in the saga is Choupette, a 9-month-old Siamese kitten upon whom he fastidiously dotes.7 Facts to Know About Karl Lagerfeld’s Siamese Cat, Choupette|Isabel Wilkinson|June 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Want the fastidiously coiffed and scripted candidate to show a little more humanity?Mitt Romney Is Human! But Media Thinks He Shouldn’t Act Like It|Lloyd Grove|April 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Towards ladies, his manner was always most fastidiously delicate and courteous.
But you needn't dismiss her altogether from your fastidiously romantic soul merely because she has belonged to another.The Law-Breakers and Other Stories|Robert Grant
His taste, too, is fastidiously unerring; there is never a swerve beyond the cobweb boundaries of the line of beauty.
We flee from deadly horrors of climate to be fastidiously critical.A Truthful Woman in Southern California|Kate Sanborn
Kit, somewhat embarrassed, was shown into the manager's room and received by a little, fastidiously neat Spanish gentleman.Kit Musgrave's Luck|Harold Bindloss
British Dictionary definitions for fastidiously
Word Origin for fastidious
Word Origin and History for fastidiously
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.