The reason of this fastidiousness about a sitting-room presently appeared.
But all the rich tremble before the fastidiousness of the poor.
But this fastidiousness and irony which he preserved in spite of all shocks reassured me at the time.
Then I found you, Elfride, and I felt for the first time that my fastidiousness was a blessing.
The tailor, familiar with Mr. Oakhurst's fastidiousness, did not know what he meant.
fastidiousness is slavery to this or that particular style or fashion.
She knew that he would be passionate and intractable and yet held to nobility by fastidiousness and love of her.
The excess, into which she never fell, might have been a sort of fastidiousness.
The fastidiousness and subtlety which led others to seek perfection in phrase and thought had little attraction for him.
Even Percy's fastidiousness did not prevent him from eating his full share.
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-)
Possessing or displaying careful, meticulous attention to detail.
Difficult to please; exacting.
Having complex nutritional requirements. Used of microorganisms.