What does the word fastidious mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Fastidiousness.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Fastidiously.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Hard to please; overnice; squeamish.

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by R. D. Blackmore