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fas·tid·i·ous

(fas-tid'ē-ŭs),
In bacteriology, having precise nutritional and environmental requirements.

fastidious

(fă-stĭd′ē-əs, fə-)
adj.
Microbiology Having complex nutritional requirements.

fas·tid′i·ous·ly adv.
fas·tid′i·ous·ness n.

fas·tid·i·ous

(fas-tid'ē-ŭs)
bacteriology Having complex and precise nutritional requirements.

fastidious

In microbiology, concerning an organism that has precise nutritional and environmental requirements for growth and survival.
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Perhaps she doesn't match Edwin Denby in fastidiousness or Arlene Croce in rapier acuity.
She strikes a perfect balance between the character's fastidiousness and her cheekier side, which led to an annual romantic liaison with an older Scout master in her youth.
Flynn through the selection of his shots and details, including the priest's fastidiousness about cleanliness and the length of his fingernails.
What could have benefited this volume, I feel, would have been less fastidiousness by almost every contributor in rehearsing the definition of liminality with reference to Van Gennep and Turner.
Too fastidious, he would say, though he appreciated fastidiousness in the woman who canned his beans.
Thus in The Hanging Tree I explored the sources of a deepening squeamishness about public execution, and deny that hiding it behind prison walls in 1868 expressed 'humanitarianism' (as distinct from mere fastidiousness).
He ridiculed me for my fastidiousness. And why should he not have done so?
Adams' skill and fastidiousness work hand-in-hand with inspiration and chance to create startling pieces that repeatedly invite our gaze.
Schacker argues that such editorial decisions worked to construct English readers "as readership that craved 'variety' and moral fastidiousness" (31), an argument that I would have found more convincing had it taken into account in greater detail the extent to which these editions were specifically aimed at a child or working-class audience.
Sullivan is a splendid close reader, with an intelligent fastidiousness so admirably capable of sustaining an argument that the book is a lively read throughout and wholly recommended.
In Miller's view, Eliot's obvious distaste for sexual intimacy was due not to extreme fastidiousness and reserve per se, but to a lack of desire for women.
Yet Warrens overheated language of sin and corruption does hearken back to the odd moral fastidiousness that shapes so much of the obdurate badness of American political fiction.