Definition of Persnickety

1. Adjective. (used colloquially) overly conceited or arrogant. "They're snobs--stuck-up and uppity and persnickety"




2. Adjective. Characterized by excessive precision and attention to trivial details. "A persnickety school teacher"
Exact synonyms: Pernickety
Similar to: Fastidious

Definition of Persnickety

1. Adjective. (American English) Fastidious or fussy. ¹

2. Adjective. Obsessive about mundane details, demanding for precision. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Persnickety

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Persnickety

persistent mullerian duct syndrome
persistent tremor
persistent vegetative state
persistently
persistently growing tooth
persister
persisters
persisting
persistingly
persistive
persists
persnicketiness
persnickety (current term)
person
person-to-person
person-years
person agreement
person hour
person of color
person of colour
person of ordinary skill in the art
person of size
person to person epidemic
persona
persona grata
persona non grata
personability

Literary usage of Persnickety

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1. Boy Writers: Reclaiming Their Voices by Ralph Fletcher (2006)
"... Boys and Writing: persnickety Questions Q,: What do you do when a kid "crosses the line" in his writing and goes too far? A: Let me say right off the ..."

2. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"... no commercial publisher could have perse. vered with —John Russell, NY Times Book Rev., 16 Apr. 1978 persnickety See PERNICKETY, persnickety. person 1. ..."

3. Production Engineering and Cost Keeping for Machine Shops by William Rupert Basset, Johnson Heywood (1922)
"Or if they do demand that the workmen have authority for using it, they are seldom "persnickety " about what it is to be used for. ..."

4. Production Engineering and Cost Keeping for Machine Shops by William Rupert Basset, Johnson Heywood (1922)
"Or if they do demand that the workmen have authority for using it, they are seldom "persnickety " about what it is to be used for. ..."

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