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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fa-stid-ee-uh s, fuh-]
    • /fæˈstɪd i əs, fə-/
    • /fæsˈtɪd.i.əs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fa-stid-ee-uh s, fuh-]
    • /fæˈstɪd i əs, fə-/

Definitions of fastidiously word

  • adjective fastidiously excessively particular, critical, or demanding; hard to please: a fastidious eater. 1
  • adjective fastidiously requiring or characterized by excessive care or delicacy; painstaking. 1
  • noun fastidiously In a fastidious manner. 1
  • adverb fastidiously clean: spotlessly 1
  • adverb fastidiously fussily, carefully 1

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Origin of fastidiously

First appearance:

before 1375
One of the 22% oldest English words
1375-1425; late Middle English < Latin fastīdiōsus squeamish, equivalent to fastīdi(um) lack of appetite, disgust, perhaps by syncope of *fastutīdium (fastu-, combining form of fastus pride, conceit + -tīdium combining form of taedium tedium) + -ōsus -ous

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Parts of speech for Fastidiously


fastidiously popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 70% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 61% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

fastidiously usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fastidiously

adv fastidiously

  • warily — in a wary manner.
  • delicately — fine in texture, quality, construction, etc.: a delicate lace collar.
  • thoroughly — in a thorough manner or degree; completely and carefully: We will review the data thoroughly.
  • laboriously — requiring much work, exertion, or perseverance: a laborious undertaking.
  • gingerly — with great care or caution; warily.

adverb fastidiously

  • demandingly — In a demanding way.
  • fussily — excessively busy with trifles; anxious or particular about petty details.
  • carefully — cautious in one's actions: Be careful when you cross the street.
  • painstakingly — taking or characterized by taking pains or trouble; expending or showing diligent care and effort; careful: a painstaking craftsman; painstaking research.
  • faddily — In a faddy manner.

Antonyms for fastidiously

adv fastidiously

  • incompletely — not complete; lacking some part.
  • partially — being such in part only; not total or general; incomplete: partial blindness; a partial payment of a debt.
  • inadequately — not adequate or sufficient; inept or unsuitable.
  • carelessly — If someone does something carelessly, they do it without much thought or effort.
  • incautious — not cautious; careless; reckless; heedless.

adverb fastidiously

  • sloppily — muddy, slushy, or very wet: The field was a sloppy mess after the rain.

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