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fastidious meaning and definition

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FASTIDIOUS adjective

Definition of fastidious (adjective)

  1. giving careful attention to detail; hard to please; excessively concerned with cleanliness
    • "a fastidious and incisive intellect"; "fastidious about personal cleanliness"
    • antonym: unfastidious
  2. having complicated nutritional requirements; especially growing only in special artificial cultures
    • "fastidious microorganisms"; "certain highly specialized xerophytes are extremely exacting in their requirements"
    • synonyms: exacting
    • antonym: unfastidious
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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