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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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With a name inspired by the pickiness and presentation that preparing sushi requires, the site already has Paramount, Warner Music Group, DreamWorks Animation and Lionsgate onboard.
But there is a way to stop such pickiness, says author Elizabeth Pantley, who promises her No-Cry Picky Eater Solution can end mealtime battles.
I identified with this badger, with her soft-spokenness and pickiness, though I didn't know what a badger was back then.
This pickiness gives a species what ecologists call a clumped or patchy distribution," Marden said.
Although that situation is extreme, buyers not only have a newfound power in this market, their pickiness means that they are making new demands on brokers' time -- and psyches -- and many have inflated expectations of what kinds of deals they will get.
Having taste shall not be confused with pickiness." Spinning tight sets at parties for Diddy and Kanye, the 27-year-old New Yorker edits his sartorial looks with the same precision.
Seriously worried as a new bride about his notorious gustatory pickiness, laughingly reassured by her sister, "If he's satisfied in bed, the table won't mean a thing," Dovey opts now for the canned peas because "Not a taste bud in Steward's mouth could tell the difference." The young soldier newly discharged from World War II cares far more than his twin about realizing the exact details of his dreams about down-home food.
Pickiness aside, Bottle Rocket Hearts is a thoroughly enjoyable read from an impressive writer.
Pickiness and academia have no place whatever outside the varsity walls.
Relatedly, Ickes was attacked on all sides for the pickiness with which he reviewed PWA projects.
My husband and I cannot remember when his "pickiness" started, but we soon began giving him the foods he asked for because it was easier.
Here, the act of vomiting to make room is only the consummation of a disorder already indicated by the pickiness attributed to the "fastidious throat" and its need for exotic novelties.
She'd been hired to rebuild the Lady Razorbacks golf program, and that early in her tenure, pickiness wasn't much of an option in selecting golfers.
Instead of an autobiography trying to squeeze itself into a memoir, his narrative might have worked better as a long feature governed by the editorial pickiness of a magazine.