- adj. 挑剔的；苛求的，难取悦的；（微生物等）需要复杂营养地
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1. contraction of fastus "contempt, arrogance" and taedium "aversion, disgust, dull, weary".
2. => 也就是那种始终不满、反感、厌恶的那种高傲和自大。
4. fastid- : 谐音“繁死他爹、繁死他的”。
- fastidious (adj.)
- mid-15c., "full of pride," from Latin fastidiosus "disdainful, squeamish, exacting," from fastidium "loathing, squeamishness; dislike, aversion; excessive nicety," which is of uncertain origin; perhaps from *fastu-taidiom, a compound of fastus "contempt, arrogance, pride," and taedium "aversion, disgust." Fastus is possibly from PIE *bhars- (1) "projection, bristle, point," on the notion of "prickliness" (Watkins) or "a semantic shift from 'top' to 'haughtiness' which is conceivable, but the
u-stem is not attested independently" [de Vaan], who adds that "fastidium would be a tautology." Early use in English was both in passive and active senses. Meaning "squeamish, over-nice" in English emerged 1610s. Related: Fastidiously; fastidiousness.
- 1. Be particularly fastidious about washing your hands before touching food.
- 2. Everything was planned in fastidious detail.
- 3. She is too fastidious about her food or clothing.
- 4. He was fastidious about his appearance.
- 5. He was the picture of fastidious comfort.
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