Fastidious – meaning of the word and examples

Giving too much attention to small details and wanting everything to be correct and perfect: (Cambridge Dictionary)

Having a strong dislike of anything dirty or unpleasant. (Cambridge Dictionary)

Excessively particular, critical, or demanding; hard to please: (

Requiring or characterised by excessive care or delicacy; painstaking. (

Showing or demanding excessive delicacy or care. (Merriam – Webster)


What are the examples of fastidious bacteria?

Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing: Special Needs for Fastidious Organisms and Difficult-to-Detect Resistance Mechanisms


2 thoughts on “Fastidious – meaning of the word and examples

  1. it has been refreshing to say the least to find someone who understands and shares that understanding, of words that I am finding fewer people outside of academia use. As my late high school history teacher would say, “when language becomes ossified, we are truly dead”. You are doing your part to keep it alive for new audiences.

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    1. Thank you for the comment. I find the words in books I read and I like the word ossified you used.

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