#868. Fastidiousness. -- N. fastidiousness &c. adj.; nicety, hypercriticism, difficulty in being pleased, friandise[Fr], epicurism, omnia suspendens naso[Lat].
[Excess of delicacy] prudery.
V. be fastidious &c. adj.; have a sweet tooth.
mince the matter; turn up one's nose at &c. (disdain) 930; look a gift horse in the mouth, see spots on the sun.
Adj. fastidious, nice, delicate, delicat[obs], finical, finicky, demanding, meticulous, exacting, strict, anal[vulg.], difficult, dainty, lickerish[obs], squeamish, thin-skinned; squeasy[obs], queasy; hard to please, difficult to please; querulous, particular, straitlaced, scrupulous; censorious &c. 932; hypercritical; overcritical.
Phr. noli me tangere[Lat].