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persnickety

[ per-snik-i-tee ]
/ pərˈsnɪk ɪ ti /
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adjective Informal.
overparticular; fussy.
snobbish or having the aloof attitude of a snob.
requiring painstaking care.

OTHER WORDS FOR persnickety

1 nitpicking, finicky.
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Also pernickety.

Origin of persnickety

1885–90; originally Scots, variant of pernickety

OTHER WORDS FROM persnickety

per·snick·et·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for persnickety

persnickety
/ (pəˈsnɪkɪtɪ) /

adjective
the US word for pernickety
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