Definition of persnickety


Scrabble & Words with Friends points

  • persnickety is a valid Scrabble word with a point value of 22 according to TWL06 dictionary
  • persnickety is a valid Words with Friends word with a point value of 24 according to ENABLE dictionary

Definition of persnickety

  • characterized by excessive precision and attention to trivial details (adjective)

    Examples

    1. a persnickety job
    2. a persnickety school teacher

    Synonyms

    1. pernickety

  • (used colloquially) overly conceited or arrogant (adjective)

    Examples

    1. they're snobs--stuck-up and uppity and persnickety

    Synonyms

    1. bigheaded
    2. snooty
    3. snot-nosed
    4. snotty
    5. stuck-up
    6. too big for one's breeches
    7. uppish

See definition of persnickety in Merriam Webster