Dictionary-Definition.com

Definitions of 'Persnickety'

Definition of 'persnickety'
From: WordNet
adjective
(used colloquially) overly conceited or arrogant; "a snotty little scion of a degenerate family"-Laurent Le Sage; "they're snobs--stuck-up and uppity and persnickety" [syn: bigheaded, persnickety, snooty, snot-nosed, snotty, stuck-up, too big for one's breeches, uppish]
adjective
Characterized by excessive precision and attention to trivial details; "a persnickety job"; "a persnickety school teacher" [syn: pernickety, persnickety]
Definition of 'Persnickety'
From: GCIDE
Persnickety \Per*snick"et*y\, a. 1. Finicky or fussy; demanding excessive attention to petty details or niceties; unduly particular; fastidious; -- of people. [Colloq.] Syn: finical, finicky, fussy, meticulous, painstaking, pernickety, pernicketty, punctilious. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC] 2. Snobbish; behaving aloofly. [Colloq.] Syn: pernickety, pernicketty. [PJC]
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Terms and Conditions Privacy Policy Dictionary Definition More
©2022 Dictionary-Definition.com. All rights reserved.