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2022-02-13 13:00 作者: 来源: 本站 浏览: 329 views Make a Comment 字号:

摘要: Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 13, 2022 is: fastidious • \fass-TID-ee-us\&n...

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 13, 2022 is:

fastidious • \fass-TID-ee-us\  • adjective

Fastidious means "showing extreme care when doing something." Less commonly, it may be used to describe a person who is difficult to please.

// The handbags have clearly been made with fastidious attention to detail.

// The quality of food and service at the restaurant should appeal to even the most fastidious diner.

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Examples:

"Curran kept fastidious notes on woolly-bear coloration in an attempt to link them to weather patterns." — Jim McCormac, The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch, 2 Jan. 2022

Did you know?

Fastidious comes from Latin fastidium, meaning "aversion" or "disgust." Fastidium is believed to be a combination of fastus, meaning "arrogance," and taedium, "irksomeness" or "disgust." (Taedium is also the source of tedium and tedious.) In keeping with its Latin roots, fastidious once meant "haughty," "disgusting," and "disagreeable," but the word is now most often applied to people who are very meticulous or overly difficult to please, or to work which reflects a demanding or precise attitude.



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