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picky

Extremely particular, fussy, or choosy. My son was such a picky eater as a kid that at one point the only thing he would eat was white bread and sliced bananas—nothing else. Stop being so picky—one brand is as good as another!

picky

1. mod. choosy. Red, blue, green! What’s the difference? You are too picky.
2. mod. overly critical. I have to do it exactly right. My boss is very picky.
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Our evidence suggests that being picky about food generally, and especially rejecting vegetables, has a genetic basis.
And maybe that's where you're going wrong on the job front, too - being too picky.
Twenty-one percent of the children were classified as picky eaters by parents.
The newly-announced migration path reaches to AIT-6, and the migration is "endorsed" by Compaq, who, as I said, is very picky when it comes to partnerships.
A YOU must balance her kindness with what you see as picky and bossy.
Parents should be concerned about the growth and nutritional status of their picky eater.
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Some critics went wild for it, but this picky queen (and ardent Bernadettephile) felt that for all the pain and ruthless determination she mustered, there was ultimately something missing, that her "Rose's Turn" was more temper tantrum than nervous breakdown.
This compound, common in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, broccoli sprouts, and cauliflower, discourages foraging insects--and picky children--with its pungent taste.
BILL: Not wanting to be with a jerk is smart, not picky.
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No more fretting over fragile wetlands and endangered wildlife, or haggling with picky code inspectors.
Results show toddlers were less likely to consume fruits and vegetables four or more times a week if their mothers did not consume that amount or if their mothers viewed their children as picky eaters.