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English definition of “pernickety”


adjective     /pəˈnɪk.ɪ.ti/ US  /pɚˈnɪk.ə.t̬i/ (US usually persnickety) disapproving
giving too much attention to small details that are not important in a way that annoys other people: As a writer, he is extremely pernickety about using words correctly.Wanting everything to be right
(Definition of pernickety adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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