pernickety[pər nik′ə tē]
- The definition of pernickety, commonly spelled persnickety, is a particular attention to detail to the point of being too demanding.
An example of a pernickety person is someone who stands over a project and hounds the workers until every last minor detail is attended to.
Origin of pernicketyOrigin unknown.
(comparative more pernickety, superlative most pernickety)