When someone is fastidious, they are very careful about the way that they dress and the way that they look. They often have a lot of standards and they are very picky about what they will and will not wear.

  • She is very fastidious about the way that she dresses, and she always looks perfect.

  • He is very fastidious about the way that he eats, and he always eats the same way.

Definition of fastidious


having complicated nutritional requirements; especially growing only in special artificial cultures




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

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Example Sentences for fastidious

  • 1

    She is fussy, neurotic, and fastidious.

  • 2

    He is rather vain and fastidious.

  • 3

    Chipmunks are fastidious in self grooming.

  • 4

    The IT field is not nearly so fastidious.

  • 5

    Sorry for the repetitive, fastidious nature of the conflicts at this page.

  • 6

    I can be too fastidious sometimes and controlling.

  • 7

    Careless commas trip the fastidious feet of nimble readers.

  • 8

    I notice your fastidious manipulation of your userpage.

  • 9

    She is fussy, neurotic, and fastidious, much like Niles.

  • 10

    The French government was more fastidious than Spanish and Neapolitan.