Synonyms for (adjective) fastidious

Synonyms: fastidious

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

Usage: a fastidious and incisive intellect; fastidious about personal cleanliness

Similar words: choosey, choosy

Definition: difficult to please


Similar words: prissy, dainty, squeamish, overnice, nice

Definition: excessively fastidious and easily disgusted

Usage: too nice about his food to take to camp cooking; so squeamish he would only touch the toilet handle with his elbow


Similar words: particular, fussy, finical, finicky, picky

Definition: exacting especially about details

Usage: a finicky eater; fussy about clothes; very particular about how her food was prepared


Similar words: meticulous

Definition: marked by extreme care in treatment of details

Usage: a meticulous craftsman; almost worryingly meticulous in his business formalities


Similar words: pernickety, persnickety

Definition: characterized by excessive precision and attention to trivial details

Usage: a persnickety job; a persnickety school teacher


Similar words: old-maidish, old-womanish

Definition: primly fastidious