noun see fastidious

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  • fastidiousness — index decorum, diligence (care), particularity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Fastidiousness — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Fastidiousness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 fastidiousness fastidiousness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 nicety nicety hypercriticism difficulty in being pleased friandise epicurism omnia suspendens naso GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 epicu …   English dictionary for students

  • fastidiousness — fastidious ► ADJECTIVE 1) very attentive to accuracy and detail. 2) very concerned about matters of cleanliness. DERIVATIVES fastidiously adverb fastidiousness noun. ORIGIN originally in the sense «disagreeable, distasteful»: from Latin fastidium …   English terms dictionary

  • fastidiousness — noun the trait of being meticulous about matters of taste or style neatness and fastidiousness of dress • Derivationally related forms: ↑fastidious • Hypernyms: ↑cleanliness • Hyponyms: ↑squeamishness …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fastidiousness — Fastidious Fas*tid i*ous, a. [L. fastidiosus disdainful, fr. fastidium loathing, aversion, perh. fr. fastus arrogance (of uncertain origin) + taedium loathing. Cf. {Tedious}, {Fash}.] Difficult to please; delicate to a fault; suited with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fastidiousness — See fastidiously. * * * …   Universalium

  • fastidiousness — noun The quality of being fastidious …   Wiktionary

  • fastidiousness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Attentiveness to detail: care, carefulness, meticulousness, pain (used in plural), painstaking, punctiliousness, scrupulousness, thoroughness. See CAREFUL …   English dictionary for students

  • fastidiousness — fas tid·i·ous·ness || fæ stɪdɪəsnɪs n. pickiness, selectiveness, choosiness; quality of being overly refined; quality of paying extreme attention to minute details …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fastidiousness — fas·tid·i·ous·ness …   English syllables

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