persnicketiness
noun see persnickety

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  • persnicketiness — See persnickety. * * * …   Universalium

  • persnicketiness — noun The state or condition of being persnickety …   Wiktionary

  • persnicketiness — n. fastidiousness, fussiness, meticulousness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • persnicketiness — per·snick·e·ti·ness …   English syllables

  • persnicketiness — pə(r)ˈsnikəd.]ēnə̇s, kət], ]in noun ( es) : the quality or state of being persnickety …   Useful english dictionary

  • persnickety — persnicketiness, n. /peuhr snik i tee/, adj. Informal. 1. overparticular; fussy. 2. snobbish or having the aloof attitude of a snob. 3. requiring painstaking care. Also, pernickety. [1885 90; orig. Scots, var. of PERNICKETY] Syn. 1. nitpicking,… …   Universalium

  • persnickety — adjective Etymology: alteration of pernickety Date: 1915 1. a. fussy about small details ; fastidious < a persnickety teacher > b. having the characteristics of a snob 2. requiring great precision < a persnickety job > • persnicket …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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