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Definition of "pernickety" [per•nick•et•y]

  • Persnickety. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pernickety" in a sentence
  • "Personally, I could care less about persnickety or "pernickety" if you're Scottish, fruitless articles that discuss TV ratings or predictable comparisons to tired shows."
  • "She poked fun at Wimbledon in her Twitter account by questioning the 'pernickety' attitude supposedly introduced this year."
  • "And they adjust alarmingly quickly to life improvements: one minute, you're happy to have made it from youth hostel to hotel; the next, you're getting pernickety about the thread count of the sheets."