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per·snick·et·y / pərˈsnikətē/ • adj. inf. placing too much emphasis on trivial or minor details; fussy: persnickety gardeners she's very persnickety about her food. ∎  requiring a particularly precise or careful approach: it's hard to find a film more persnickety and difficult to use than black-and-white infrared.

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