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Definition of Fastidiousness

  • the trait of being meticulous about matters of taste or style

How to use fastidiousness in a sentence. Fastidiousness pronunciation.

His perplexities may have often been very near akin to those ascribed to the superstitious author in the sixty-fifth chapter of _Lavengro_; his desire to be original sadly cramping the powers of his mind, his fastidiousness being so great that he invariably rejected whatever ideas he did not consider to be legitimately his own.
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It might be imagined that this fastidiousness would be in the inverse ratio of the passion: but it is not so.
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But, not to tire you, it fared with my second work as it did with my first; I flung it aside, and, in order to forget it, I began a third, on which I am now occupied; but the difficulty of writing it is immense, my extreme desire to be original sadly cramping the powers of my mind; my fastidiousness being so great that I invariably reject whatever ideas I do not think to be legitimately my own.
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She was slight, almost frail in form, and very gentle of manner; but she also possessed that rare species of courtesy which, never declining to fastidiousness nor lapsing into familiarity, checked all curious intrusion, was it ever so insinuating; and the milliner and dressmaker was not less self-poised and compelling of respect than the governess and confidant.
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And Mueller, alert for mischief, stared fixedly at the old gentleman in the opposite corner for some minutes-then sighed-roused himself as if from a profound reverie-seized his portfolio-took out a pencil and sketch-book-mended the pencil with an elaborate show of fastidiousness and deliberation-stared again-drew a deep breath-turned somewhat aside, as if anxious to conceal his object, and began sketching rapidly.
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Fastidiousness of speech is not a direct outcome of Puritanism, as our literature sufficiently proves; it is a refinement of civilization following upon absorption into the national life of all the best things which Puritanism had to teach.
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All the absurd fastidiousness of her schoolgirlish provinciality emerged in that eager, affected torrent of remarks.
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My fastidiousness revolted at its vulgarity.
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When human life and reputation are at stake, hypercritical fastidiousness is less pardonable than the deplorable mistake that endangers both.
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Both the men seemed taller than Oswald; and I knew that that confusion which was so much insisted upon, had not-thanks to my singular fastidiousness in those matters-existed.
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The upper floor of this saloon and hostelry was occupied by Mr. Hamlin as his private lodgings, and was fitted up with the usual luxury and more than the usual fastidiousness of his extravagant class.
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But he offended her fastidiousness.
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She has preserved only her fragility, her fastidiousness, her little air of inaccessibility.
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The child Polly had a suffering and passionate heart, for all her little air of fastidiousness and inaccessibility.
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And she reproached herself for a fastidiousness, a hypercritical sense of refinement that could not help distinguishing what these women lacked.
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In this general perfection two kinds of fastidiousness were at war.
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The fastidiousness and pride which was so strangely, so inextricably blended in him with possessive obtuseness, revolted against the thought.
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And, by George, they might laugh at it, but for a standard of gentle life never departed from, for fastidiousness of skin and eye and nose and feeling, it beat to-day hollow-to-day with its Tubes and cars, its perpetual smoking, its cross-legged, bare-necked girls visible up to the knees and down to the waist if you took the trouble (agreeable to the satyr within each Forsyte but hardly his idea of a lady), with their feet, too, screwed round the legs of their chairs while they ate, and their "So longs," and their "Old Beans," and their laughter-girls who gave him the shudders whenever he thought of Fleur in contact with them; and the hard-eyed, capable, older women who managed life and gave him the shudders too.
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Though never canonised himself, Old Jolyon's natural fastidiousness and balance had saved him from the errors of the vulgar.
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There must have been more dancing throughout the country in those days than there is now: and it seems to have sprung up more spontaneously, as if it were a natural production, with less fastidiousness as to the quality of music, lights, and floor.
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Examples of Fastidiousness

Example #1
As a substitute for the usual padding of humbug, sycophancy and second-hand ideas, he bethought himself of philology, and he set himself to spring fragments of philological instruction (often far from sound) upon his reader in the most unexpected places, that his ingenuity could devise.
Example #2
An Autobiography_, which was soon changed to _Life: a Drama_. The difficulty of writing a book which should have "no humbug in it," proved, as may well be supposed, immense, and would in any case be quite sufficient to account for the long period of gestation.
Example #3
In particular the French, certainly the literature which ranges at the lowest elevation upon the scale of passion, nevertheless is often homely, and even gross, in its recurrences to frank elementary nature.
Example #4
In the midst of the far profounder passion which distinguishes the English from all literatures on the modern European continent, it is singular that a fastidious decorum never sleeps for a moment.
Example #5
But there is one circumstance to which I cannot help alluding here, as it serves to show what miseries this love of originality must needs bring upon an author.
Example #6
I would exclaim, looking up to the sky, "how hard!