Difference between Tidy and Fastidious

What is the difference between Tidy and Fastidious?

Tidy as an adjective is arranged neatly and in order. while Fastidious as an adjective is excessively particular, demanding, or fussy about details.


Part of speech: verb

Definition: To make tidy; to neaten.

Part of speech: adjective

Definition: Arranged neatly and in order. Not messy; neat and controlled. Generous, considerable.

Part of speech: interjection

Definition: Expression of positive agreement, usually in reply to a question.

Example sentence: I'm very organized and tidy in my home life and I generally do something myself rather than farm it out to somebody else. I don't have an assistant or anything because I think I can do it myself.


Part of speech: adjective

Definition: Excessively particular, demanding, or fussy about details.Overly concerned about tidiness and cleanliness.Difficult to please; quick to find fault.

Example sentence: But when, in the first setting out, he takes it for granted without proof, that distinctions found in the structure of all languages, have no foundation in nature; this surely is too fastidious a way of treating the common sense of mankind.

We hope you now know whether to use Tidy or Fastidious in your sentence.

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