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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 fas·tid·i·ous /fæˈstɪdiəs, fə-/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 fas·tid·i·ous /fæˈstɪdɪəs, fə-/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fas·tid·i·ous a.  Difficult to please; delicate to a fault; suited with difficulty; squeamish; as, a fastidious mind or ear; a fastidious appetite.
    Proud youth ! fastidious of the lower world.   --Young.
 Syn: -- Squeamish; critical; overnice; difficult; punctilious.
 Usage: Fastidious, Squeamish. We call a person fastidious when his taste or feelings are offended by trifling defects or errors; we call him squeamish when he is excessively nice or critical on minor points, and also when he is overscrupulous as to questions of duty. “Whoever examines his own imperfections will cease to be fastidious; whoever restrains his caprice and scrupulosity will cease to be squeamish.” --Crabb.
 -- Fas*tid*i*ous*ly, adv. -- Fas*tid*i*ous*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: giving and careful attention to detail; hard to please;
             excessively concerned with cleanliness; "a fastidious
             and incisive intellect"; "fastidious about personal
             cleanliness" [ant: unfastidious]
      2: having complicated nutritional requirements; especially
         growing only in special artificial cultures; "fastidious
         microorganisms"; "certain highly specialized xerophytes
         are extremely exacting in their requirements" [syn: exacting]
         [ant: unfastidious]