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Etymology

French fastidieux, [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] fastidiosus, from fastidium (loathing).

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fastidious

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  1. Excessively particular, demanding, or fussy about details.
  2. Overly concerned about tidiness and cleanliness.
  3. Difficult to please; quick to find fault.
    • 1897, Kate Chopin, The Lilies,
      "It's burn[t], M'sieur," said Marie Louise, politely, but decidedly, to the utter confusion of Mr. Billy, who was as mortified as could be at the failure of his dinner to please his fastidious little visitor.

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