North American
1 Placing too much emphasis on trivial or minor details; fussy.
1.1 Requiring a particularly precise or careful approach.

Late 19th century: alteration of pernickety.


Paul placed too much persnikety emphasis on getting the button sewed to his cap. That it was totally useless there didn’t seem to bother him at all.


Running a blog on one’s own computer has persnikety details to handle including making sure that the DNS services are working correctly. The word for Thursday was delayed because DNS was not configured correctly (for no obvious reason, of course). Therefore, it is necessary to backdate this post to the 24th.

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