Fastidieux

Fastidieux, -ieuse

Have just winkled out another ‘false friend’. From the context I could tell that ‘fastidieux’ did not mean fastidious. No; it means ‘tedious’ ‘tiresome’ ‘boring’.

‘Fastidious’ translates as ‘minutieux’ ‘méticuleux’ ‘tatillon’ ‘pointilleux’:
Fastidious work: Le travail minutieux
A fastidious person: Une personne méticuleuse
A fastidious man: Un homme tatillon
A fastidious security guard: Un garde chargé de la securité pointilleux

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