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picky

adjective uk   /ˈpɪk.i/ informal disapproving us  
Someone who is picky is very careful about choosing only what they like: The children are such picky eaters. Big companies can afford to be picky about who they hire.
Translations of “picky”
in Chinese (Traditional) 挑剔的…
in Russian разборчивый, привередливый…
in Turkish müşkülpesent, zor seçen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 挑剔的…
in Polish wybredny…
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