A wife giving painting instructions to her husband.
A wife instructing her husband on the right way to paint a fence.
An example of a persnickety person is someone who obsesses over insignificant details of a project.
- too particular or precise; fastidious; fussy
- showing or requiring extremely careful treatment
Origin of persnickety; from pernickety ; from Scottish dialect, dialectal , altered ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps pertickie, child's term for particular
- a. Overparticular about trivial details; fastidious.b. Snobbish; pretentious.
- Requiring strict attention to detail; demanding: a persnickety job.
Origin of persnicketyAlteration of pernickety.
(comparative more persnickety, superlative most persnickety)
Alteration of pernickety