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

Definitions of fastidiousness word

  • adjective fastidiousness excessively particular, critical, or demanding; hard to please: a fastidious eater. 1
  • adjective fastidiousness requiring or characterized by excessive care or delicacy; painstaking. 1
  • noun fastidiousness The quality of being fastidious. 1
  • noun fastidiousness overly meticulous, fussy behaviour 1

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Origin of fastidiousness

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 Fastidiousness


fastidiousness 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 51% 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.

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Synonyms for fastidiousness

noun fastidiousness

  • meticulousness — taking or showing extreme care about minute details; precise; thorough: a meticulous craftsman; meticulous personal appearance.
  • carefulness — cautious in one's actions: Be careful when you cross the street.
  • preciseness — definitely or strictly stated, defined, or fixed: precise directions.
  • punctiliousness — extremely attentive to punctilios; strict or exact in the observance of the formalities or amenities of conduct or actions.
  • care — If you care about something, you feel that it is important and are concerned about it.

Antonyms for fastidiousness

noun fastidiousness

  • carelessness — not paying enough attention to what one does: a careless typist.

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