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Synonyms for pernickety

Synonyms for pernickety

characterized by excessive precision and attention to trivial details


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In China, big branding campaigns often play on typical local stereotypes, such as where "cookie guys" include a pernickety female character meant to epitomise feminine but tough Shanghainese ladies - and an indecisive "chewy" guy who is her Shanghainese male counterpart, and follows her dutifully about the shops while she looks and looks and spends and spends.
Benjamin sinks all of his money into the zoo, hoping to restore the facility to its former glory in time for an inspection by the notoriously pernickety Walter Ferris (John Michael Higgins).
The Racecourse player-boss also felt that referee Andy Davies was over-fussy at times, observing: "We were saying beforehand set-pieces are key and we had a couple of chances from those, but I thought the ref was a bit pernickety on a few and gave them free kicks.
She has said of her spot on the UK programme: "I so look forward to making the pilgrimage to the birthplace of the greatest dance show -- the mecca of spray tans and tangos -- and to sit in for the great and pernickety Len Goodman.
And, at the other end of the scale, it's difficult to justify the use of the word "flawless" for few restaurants offer a truly faultless experience, especially when the diner is as pernickety as I'm prone to be.
I started with all good intentions but soon gave up -- it was too hot for such pernickety business.
Apparently the weeds are sweeping the country, menacing manicured lawns and galling pernickety gardeners.
I have to say kudos to Chris because rather than just finding any old semi-decent replacement just to keep the customers coming, she knew that her discerning regulars (and in my case pernickety and exacting) needed another Megan to keep us smiling.
The game produced eight bookings but Cotterill declared: "I think some players should have been booked that weren't and I thought the referee was very, very pernickety.
Not just too pernickety in his personal habits, his Venetian home was christened 'Palazzo Pigsty'.
One might argue, of course, that in a collection intended for the general reader such criticisms are pernickety, but the general reader is offered 'a reliable text with a minimum of editorial intervention' (General Editor's Preface).
The UK has dragged its feet (and continues to do so) but it only took the pernickety FDA in the US five years to mandate that all enriched cereal grain products should be fortified with 1.
Foggo is perfect as the pernickety and matriarchal Daisy.