# Word for the Day

If you’ve sent your salad back to the kitchen three times, you might be….

 

persnickety

 

Persnickety is a lively, fancy word for “fussy.”

 

The adjective persnickety sounds prickly like a porcupine, and persnickety people can indeed be sharp and prickly when they don’t get things precisely as they wish. I don’t mean to be persnickety about grammar, but you shouldn’t use “ain’t” in an academic paper. If you’re persnickety about your coffee, you’ll probably want to put the cream and sugar in yourself.

 

Thanks to Vocabulary.com

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