quisquilloso

quisquilloso(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (too attentive to detail)
a. fussy
Elena no sabía que su novio era tan quisquilloso con la limpieza hasta que se mudaron juntos.Elena didn't know her boyfriend was so fussy about cleanliness until they moved in together.
Si eres quisquilloso con la comida, comer afuera puede ser un problema.If you're fussy about food, eating out can be a problem.
b. persnickety
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Con los años, Roberto se convirtió en un viejo quisquilloso y malhumorado.Over the years, Roberto became a persnickety, grumpy old man.
c. pernickety
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
La profesora es muy quisquillosa cuando corrige los exámenes.The teacher is really pernickety when she corrects exam papers.
d. choosy
Actualmente uno no puede permitirse el lujo de ser quisquilloso con el trabajo.You can't afford to be choosy about work these days.
2. (easily offended)
a. touchy
¡Cómo puedes ser tan quisquillosa! ¿No ves que hablaba en broma?How can you be so touchy! Can't you see I was kidding?
b. oversensitive
Pero hombre, claro que no quería decir nada. No te pongas tan quisquilloso.Come on. Of course I didn't mean anything. Don't be so oversensitive.
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quisquilloso
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (detallista)
a. pernickety
2. (susceptible)
a. touchy, over-sensitive
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
3. (detallista)
a. nit picker
4. (susceptible)
a. touchy person
quisquilloso
adjective
1 (susceptible) touchy; oversensitive; (irritable) irritable; (perfeccionista) pernickety (familiar); persnickety (familiar); (EEUU) choosy; fussy
2 (preocupado por nimiedades) too bothered about petty details
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