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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Extremely or unduly fastidious, careful or scrupulous.

Usage examples (14)
  • Mr. Lincoln was not overparticular in his matter of dress, and was also careless in his manners.
  • Dekker was a most voluminous writer, and not always overparticular whence he got, or how he used, the material for his tracts and plays.
  • Let the reader who deems me overparticular remember this caution of Martial: --
  • Austrian princes, and so on, I was extremely particular, perhaps overparticular. for more
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