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fastidious
used in Lonesome Dove

3 uses
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Definition
giving careful attention to detail

or:

excessively concerned with cleanliness or matters of taste
  • Xavier himself had a near-monopoly on fastidiousness in Lonesome Dove.
    Chapters 3-4 (55% in)
fastidiousness = excessive concern with cleanliness or matters of taste

(Editor's note:  The suffix "-ness" converts an adjective to a noun that means the quality of. This is the same pattern you see in words like darkness, kindness, and coolness.)
  • Most of the patrons of the Dry Bean were so lacking in fastidiousness that they wouldn't have noticed a dead skunk on the tables, much less a few crumbs and spilled drinks.
    Chapters 3-4 (55% in)
  • It amused Augustus to watch Jake eat—he was so fastidious about it—but the sight put Call into a black fidget.
    Chapters 5-6 (70% in)

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