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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. Fussy about minor details.
3. Requiring keen attention to detail, as a job.
ETYMOLOGY:Variant of pernickety (the spelling still used in the UK). Of unknown origin.
USAGE:"My father and I are both persnickety. We don't like noise in the kitchen, and a few grains of salt on a tablecloth make us shiver."
Cedric Vongerichten; Le Fils; New York Magazine; Sep 20, 2009.
"And what will the filmmakers eventually get for more than 12 hours of painstaking persnickety work?"
Tina Maples; "Dillinger: Gangsters Hit the Library For a Long Shoot; Journal Sentinel (Milwaukee, Wisconsin); May 28, 1990.
See more usage examples of persnickety in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Men have slow reflexes. In general it takes several generations later for them to understand. -Stanislaw J. Lec, poet and aphorist (1909-1966)
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