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Definition giving careful attention to detail

or:

excessively concerned with cleanliness or matters of taste
  • He is fastidious in his grooming.
fastidious = giving careful attention to detail

or:

excessively concerned with cleanliness or matters of taste
  • She is fastidious about personal cleanliness.
  • fastidious = giving careful attention to
  • Her father had been a fastidious man, impeccable, close-shaven, with razor-sharp creases pressed into his trousers.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • fastidious = excessively concerned with cleanliness or matters of taste
  • Compared with the chaos of Cherry Hill, Northwood was a paradise of neat houses with fastidiously maintained lawns.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • fastidiously = in a manner showing careful attention to detail
  • No one ever saw her without the defensive shield of grooming, but she knew what was beneath the fastidiousness and gloss.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • fastidiousness = excessively concerned with cleanliness or matters of taste
  • He knew to watch the weather and to kill during an arc of light-to-heavy precipitation because that would rob the police of evidence. But he was not as fastidious as the police liked to think. He forgot...
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • fastidious = careful about details
  • he had already seen how fastidious Annie was about locking her doors.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • fastidious = giving careful attention to detail
  • He looked like a drawing from a men's magazine, fastidiously groomed, a white handkerchief in the breast pocket of his dark suit.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • fastidiously = with careful attention to detail
  • Your bed is neatly made—you have always been fastidious.
    Robert Cormier  --  After the First Death
  • fastidious = careful about detail; or excessively concerned with things like housekeeping
  • Both, for example, were fastidious, very attentive to hygiene and the condition of their fingernails.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • fastidious = excessively concerned with cleanliness
  • Xavier himself had a near-monopoly on fastidiousness in Lonesome Dove.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • fastidiousness = excessive concern with cleanliness or matters of taste
  • He is fastidious about his clothing; their first argument had been over a sweater she'd shrunk in the washing machine.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • fastidious = giving careful attention to detail
  • How was it that a man so exact and fastidious could have made this error of a day?
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • fastidious = giving careful attention to detail
  • The workmanship was no less fastidious...
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • fastidious = with great care to detail
  • Tjaden has become so fastidious that he only half smokes his cigars.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • fastidious = excessively concerned with little things
  • At the head of the bed there was a niche in the wall where, fastidiously tidy, stood a candle, a bottle of ink, and a pen with a bundle of papers
    Franz Kafka  --  The Trial
  • fastidiously = with careful attention to detail
  • She had broken up Jane Austen's sentence, and thus given me no chance of pluming myself upon my impeccable taste, my fastidious ear.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Room of One's Own
  • fastidious = tasteful and detail-noticing
  • 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.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • fastidious = concerned with matters of good taste
  • There were still waterbirds taking their fastidious little steps in the saltwater, where mossy trees dipped down as if to drink.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender's Game
  • fastidious = giving careful attention to detail
  • He was a fastidious, precise man who ordinarily taught math but had been filling in for the regular art teacher.
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War
fastidious = giving careful attention to detail

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