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Fastidious vs. Pedantic

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Fastidiousadjective

Excessively particular, demanding, or fussy about details, especially about tidiness and cleanliness.

Pedanticadjective

Like a pedant, overly concerned with formal rules and trivial points of learning.

Fastidiousadjective

Overly concerned about tidiness and cleanliness.

Pedanticadjective

Being showy of one’s knowledge, often in a boring manner.

Fastidiousadjective

Difficult to please; quick to find fault.

Pedanticadjective

Being finicky or fastidious, especially with language.

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Fastidiousadjective

Difficult to please; delicate to a fault; suited with difficulty; squeamish; as, a fastidious mind or ear; a fastidious appetite.

‘Proud youth ! fastidious of the lower world.’;

Pedanticadjective

Of or pertaining to a pedant; characteristic of, or resembling, a pedant; ostentatious of learning; as, a pedantic writer; a pedantic description; a pedantical affectation.

Fastidiousadjective

giving and careful attention to detail; hard to please; excessively concerned with cleanliness;

‘a fastidious and incisive intellect’; ‘fastidious about personal cleanliness’;

Pedanticadjective

marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects

Fastidiousadjective

having complicated nutritional requirements; especially growing only in special artificial cultures;

‘fastidious microorganisms’; ‘certain highly specialized xerophytes are extremely exacting in their requirements’;

Pedanticadjective

excessively concerned with minor details or rules; overscrupulous

‘his analyses are careful and even painstaking, but never pedantic’;

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