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Persnickety

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Adjective

1. bigheaded, persnickety, snooty, snot-nosed, snotty, stuck-up, too big for one's breeches, uppish

(used colloquially) overly conceited or arrogant

Example Sentences:
'a snotty little scion of a degenerate family'
'they're snobs--stuck-up and uppity and persnickety'

2. pernickety, persnickety

characterized by excessive precision and attention to trivial details

Example Sentences:
'a persnickety job'
'a persnickety school teacher'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Persnickety

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adjective
the US word for pernickety

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Persnickety

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adjective Informal
1. 
too particular or precise; fastidious; fussy
2. 
showing or requiring extremely careful treatment

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


Persnickety

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adj.
1.
a. Overparticular about trivial details; fastidious.
b. Snobbish; pretentious.
2. Requiring strict attention to detail; demanding: a persnickety job.

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