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Word: fastidious

Definition: difficult to please; squeamish; fussy; finicky


Sentences Containing 'fastidious'

``I would not be so fastidious as you are,''cried Mr. Bingley,``for a kingdom!
He was at the same time haughty, reserved, and fastidious, and his manners, though well bred, were not inviting.
Q. How is it that spirits that are content to spend an eternity in frivolous employments, and accept it as happiness, are so fastidious about frivolous questions upon the subject?
The count appeared, dressed with the greatest simplicity, but the most fastidious dandy could have found nothing to cavil at in his toilet.
As regarded her attainments, the only fault to be found with them was the same that a fastidious connoisseur might have found with her beauty, that they were somewhat too erudite and masculine for so young a person.
``You are fastidious, Chateau Renaud,''replied Debray;``those clothes are well cut and quite new.''
It was evident, from her figure and the perfumes she had about her, that she was young and fastidious in her tastes, but that was all.
Wherefore, it seems to me you had best not be too fastidious in your curiosity touching this Leviathan.
Only the most unprejudiced of men like Stubb, nowadays partake of cooked whales; but the Esquimaux are not so fastidious.

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