[fa-stid-ee-uh s, fuh-] /fæˈstɪd i əs, fə-/
excessively particular, critical, or demanding; hard to please:
a fastidious eater.
requiring or characterized by excessive care or delicacy; painstaking.
very critical; hard to please
excessively particular about details
exceedingly delicate; easily disgusted
mid-15c., “full of pride,” from Latin fastidiosus “disdainful, squeamish, exacting,” from fastidium “loathing, squeamishness,” most likely from *fastu-taidiom, a compound of fastus “contempt, arrogance” and taedium “aversion, disgust.” Early use in English was both in passive and active senses. Meaning “squeamish, over-nice” emerged in English 1610s. Related: Fastidiously; fastidiousness.
fastidious fas·tid·i·ous (fā-stĭd’ē-əs, fə-)
/ˈfɑːstɪ/ noun (Austral, slang) 1. a deceitful act 2. pull a fastie, to play a sly trick
[fa-stij-ee-it, -eyt] /fæˈstɪdʒ i ɪt, -ˌeɪt/ adjective 1. rising to a pointed top. 2. Zoology. joined together in a tapering adhering group. 3. Botany. /fæˈstɪdʒɪɪt; -ˌeɪt/ adjective (biology) 1. (of plants) having erect branches, often appearing to form a single column with the stem 2. (of parts or organs) united in a tapering group
[fa-stij-ee-uh m] /fæˈstɪdʒ i əm/ noun, plural fastigiums, fastigia [fa-stij-ee-uh] /fæˈstɪdʒ i ə/ (Show IPA). Medicine/Medical. 1. the highest point of a fever or disease; the period of greatest development of an infection. fastigium fas·tig·i·um (fā-stĭj’ē-əm) n.
[fast, fahst] /fæst, fɑst/ verb (used without object) 1. to abstain from all food. 2. to eat only sparingly or of certain kinds of food, especially as a religious observance. verb (used with object) 3. to cause to abstain entirely from or limit food; put on a fast: to fast a patient for a day […]