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fastidious
(adj)
fass-TID-i-ǝs
Meaning

1. extremely careful over minor details; fussy

1st Sample Sentence

1. As an editor, I'm not that fastidious about punctuation: so long as you don't forget the difference between a comma and a period, we'll get along fine.

2nd Meaning

2. extremely concerned about order and cleanliness

2nd Sample Sentence

2. He is such a fastidious character that if he even happens to spill a few drops of tea on his shirt, he goes and changes his whole outfit.

3rd Meaning

3. (of a room, house, etcetera) extremely clean and orderly

3rd Sample Sentence

2. His desk is fastidious: everything is so organized that you don't realize he was at work there.

Root

fastidium (loathing, squeamishness, dislike, aversion, excessive nicety) (Latin)

Synonyms

fastidious, meticulous, punctilious, scrupulous

Antonyms

desultory

Mnemonics

If your boss is a demanding person, he may not leave to you time to eat. Fasting is tedious. So your boss is fastidious. Fussy n tedious. Fas (ana) is tidious. Means kisi ko fasana bhut tidious hai. (jangal mein kisi shikar ko fasaney ke liye use "please" (by bait) karna padta hai. Fasana+TEDIOUS=difficult to please=FASTIDIOUS)

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