In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(person) muy exigentemaniáticomañoso Latin Americachosen with fastidious care — elegido con sumo cuidado
- fastidious about sth
- I'm fastidious about cleanliness — soy muy exigente en lo que se refiere a la limpieza
- A first-year student at Williams may well become frustrated with such fastidious nit-picking.
- Why does a conductor so fastidious and precise with an orchestra always seem so blithely undisturbed by such unidiomatic, out-of-tune singing?
- He is eloquent at description, fastidious about mythic details, but reticent about his personal life.
- I've looked for holes in the armor but Donaldson's too fastidious.
- The central characters are fastidious, scrupulous and articulate.
- In its overall design and fastidious attention to detail, the table reflects the concept of presenting a useful, industrially produced object that is a work of art.
- In retrospect, I wish I had been more fastidious.
- For the fastidious reader interested in precise historical accuracy, these flaws are very substantial.
- The owner of our company is pretty fastidious in choosing products that are naturally and environmentally sound.
- His playing is not only passionately alluring but also remarkably fastidious to the slightest detail in the scores.
- Why be so fastidious in dealing with the likes of Norman?
- This Prime Minister, who is so fastidious about all matters, says that she was happy to leave the judgment on this issue up to her electorate office staff.
- They want you to do everything to them, but then are too fastidious to name it.
- He plays it deadpan, with impeccable style and fastidious attention to detail, but of course that only enhances the absurdity.
- Aside from this fastidious attention to detail, the designer's work has few distinguishing features.
- He made relatively few films and gained the reputation of being a fastidious and sometimes ruthless perfectionist.
- His appearance strikes me as unusual for a middle-aged man - overly fastidious and somehow too calculated.
- He had to carefully attend to each customer's fastidious demands.
- I was struck by the fastidious care with which the parties divided up the cost of the vacations they took together; sometimes calculations were made to the penny.
- He's a detail man, obsessively fastidious to the point that he still handles the steady-cam himself, to get those shots just right.
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