Saturday, 25 September 2010

Word of the Week #8

Fastidious (adjective)
Dates back to the 15th century. It refers to someone who is very caring about details and critical in judging others. Someone with high standards, who is difficult to please and sensitive when it comes to keeping things tidy and clean. This week my example won't be my own, but taken from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (said by Mr. Bingley): "Good God, Darcy. I wouldn't be as fastidious as you are for a kingdom!"


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