fastidious - Dictionary definition and meaning for word fastidious

(adj) giving careful attention to detail; hard to please; excessively concerned with cleanliness
Example Sentence
  • a fastidious and incisive intellect
  • fastidious about personal cleanliness

(adj) having complicated nutritional requirements; especially growing only in special artificial cultures
Synonyms : exacting
Example Sentence
  • fastidious microorganisms
  • certain highly specialized xerophytes are extremely exacting in their requirements

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for fastidious

just like ... If your boss is a demanding person he may not leave to you time to eat.Fasting is tedious. So your boss is fastidious.
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by kmr.akhil

fas(ana) is tidious ..means kisi ko fasana bhut tidious hai. (jangal mein kisi shikar ko FASaney ke liye use "please" (by bait) karna padta hai. FASana+TEDIOUS=difficult to please=FASTIDIOUS)
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by cat_guru

fussy n tedious.
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by rd

those who FAST, be TIDY (ppl who are more like perfectionists) are DIFFICULT TO BE PLEASED
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by tanay

the word also means very careful in matters of taste...FAST+TEDIOUS....a person who takes tedious time to eat is fastidious
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by nileshdive

fas(Fussy)tidious: remember like he is tediously fussy about minute details.
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by Sumeet10

FAST + TEDIOUS >>> if u do a tedious work fast, then it will NOT be PERFECTly done.. So its DIFFICULT TO PLEASE the person for whom we are doing the work..
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by RajeshBorkar

To do a tedious job fast is difficult.
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by vivekharin

It's hard to please someone who's FAST and TEDIOUS at the same time.
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by audipuff

Imagine a child FASTing because it is TIDIOUS to give him food he likes. i.e difficult to please the kid
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by ilarum

fast is what we do to please god n it is difficult or tedious to do. s6 fastidious is difficult to please
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by aparajita

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(FAS)fussy about (TIDIOUS)tedious details
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by rkhapare

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