[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-)
[non-fat] /ˈnɒnˈfæt/ adjective 1. without or solids; having the solids removed, as skim milk: nonfat milk. nonfat non·fat (nŏn’fāt’) adj. Lacking fat solids or having the fat content removed.
[non-fat] /ˈnɒnˈfæt/ adjective 1. without or solids; having the solids removed, as skim milk: nonfat milk. adj. also nonfat, 1945, from non- + fat. nonfat non·fat (nŏn’fāt’) adj. Lacking fat solids or having the fat content removed.
[feyt-l] /ˈfeɪt l/ adjective 1. causing or capable of causing death; mortal; deadly: a fatal accident; a fatal dose of poison. 2. causing destruction, misfortune, ruin, or failure: The withdrawal of funds was fatal to the project. 3. decisively important; fateful: The fatal day finally arrived. 4. proceeding from or decreed by fate; inevitable: a […]
/ˌnɒnˈfætənɪŋ/ adjective 1. not causing weight gain: a nonfattening alternative