Fastidious vs Tartar - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between fastidious and tartar
is that fastidious
is excessively particular, demanding, or fussy about details, especially about tidiness and cleanliness while tartar
As a noun tartar is
Excessively particular, demanding, or fussy about details, especially about tidiness and cleanliness.
* 2008 , Robert Fisher, Memory Road , [http://books.google.com/books?id=TGyAvuZt5VoC&pg=PA37&dq=his+fastidious+nature+clean&hl=en&sa=X&ei=4WCLUNmDLbPF0AGpmoDgDQ&ved=0CEsQ6AEwBQ]:
* 2004 , Maria Osborne Perr, Ravished Wings , [http://books.google.com/books?id=GEno70HQAQgC&pg=PA153&dq=his+fastidious+nature+clean&hl=en&sa=X&ei=4WCLUNmDLbPF0AGpmoDgDQ&ved=0CD8Q6AEwAw]:
- His fastidious nature had been evident in his careful snipping of a customer's hair and now he guided his pencil with the same adroitness.
* 2003 , Lynsay Sands, Single White Vampire :
* He had at first tried to clean up as they ate, his fastidious nature kicking in, but Chris had told him to just stop, he was blocking the TV.
Difficult to please; quick to find fault.
* 1897 , ,
- As she cleaned the room daily, she knew it was against his fastidious nature to bring or have food in his room.
* 1881 , ,
- "It's burn[t], M'sieur," said Marie Louise, politely, but decidedly, to the utter confusion of Mr. Billy, who was as mortified as could be at the failure of his dinner to please his fastidious little visitor.
- You're too fastidious, and too indolent, and too rich.
* (excessively particular) exacting, fussy, meticulous
* See also
From (etyl) tartre, from .
A red compound deposited during wine making; mostly potassium hydrogen tartrate - a source of cream of tartar.
A hard yellow deposit on the teeth.
* cream of tartar
From figurative use of Tartar
(dated) A fearsome or angrily violent person.
* tartar sauce