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fastidious
used in The House of the Seven Gables

3 uses
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Definition
giving careful attention to detail

or:

excessively concerned with cleanliness or matters of taste
  • All the antique fashions of the street were dear to him; even such as were characterized by a rudeness that would naturally have annoyed his fastidious senses.
    Chapter 11 — The Arched Window (16% in)
fastidious = excessive concern with matters of taste
  • And, besides," he continued, with a fastidious sensibility, inalienably characteristic of the man, "it would not be fit nor beautiful to go!
    Chapter 11 — The Arched Window (77% in)
  • In fact, entirely as she loved him, Hepzibah could hardly have borne any longer the wretched duty—so impracticable by her few and rigid faculties—of seeking pastime for a still sensitive, but ruined mind, critical and fastidious, without force or volition.
    Chapter 15 — The Scowl and Smile (10% in)

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