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Finicky vs. Pernickety

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Finickyadjective

Fastidious and fussy; difficult to please; exacting, especially about details.

‘The baby was finicky until her diaper was changed.’;

Pernicketyadjective

Fussy; paying undue attention to minor details; fastidious.

Finickyadjective

(informal) Demanding, requiring above-normal care.

‘The lawnmower is a bit finicky in cold weather.’;

Pernicketyadjective

Requiring attention to minor details.

Finickyadjective

exacting especially about details;

‘a finicky eater’; ‘fussy about clothes’; ‘very particular about how her food was prepared’;

Pernicketyadjective

Finical or fussy; full of petty details.

Finickyadjective

(of a person) fussy about their needs or requirements

‘a finicky eater’;

Pernicketyadjective

characterized by excessive precision and attention to trivial details;

‘a persnickety job’; ‘a persnickety school teacher’;

Finickyadjective

showing or requiring great attention to detail

‘his finicky copperplate hand’;

Pernicketyadjective

placing too much emphasis on trivial or minor details; fussy

‘she's very pernickety about her food’;

Pernicketyadjective

requiring a particularly precise or careful approach

‘the system does not encourage additional enquiries on detailed and pernickety points’;

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