Sentence: The Middle Ages had its prisons and jails but it was unfamiliar with anything resembling the rigid system of regimented, fastidious detention that developed between 1780 and 1820 as Europe and the New World became covered with penitentiaries. (Source: www.nytimes.com)
Meaning: Very attentive to and concerned about accuracy and detail; Very concerned about matters of cleanliness
How To Remember?
“Fastidious” should remind you of a person who is very “fast” in cleaning any dirt in her room. She cleans the room very fast, every nook and cranny, to the last detail!
Scrupulous; Punctilious; Meticulous; Perfectionist; Finicky.
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