Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Hard to please; overnice; squeamish.

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Usage examples "fastidious":

  1. But a reign which, while it lasted, was fastidious and refined, and during which, again and again, Titus, who commanded death and whom death obeyed, besought Domitian to be to him a brother. - "Imperial Purple", Edgar Saltus.
  2. But it is really a matter of training people who have some music in them; and so the musicians must not be too fastidious. - "Musicians of To-Day", Romain Rolland Commentator: Claude Landi.
  3. I believe that she still lives, but no one can go near her; least of all, the fastidious Montague. - "Erema My Father's Sin", R. D. Blackmore.