CK 1 Did that hotel meet your expectations? Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead? CK He tried very hard to live up to his parents expectations. Much nicer to say you're meticulous or painstaking, while your detractors are saying you're anal or picky. Aspirational Having or characterized by aspirations to achieve social prestige and material success:
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If you notice details chances are you also have high standards. Their expectation was that her petition to have her passport returned might be honored. We've turned on the dime in terms of our expectation for them. Scott He will never live up to his parent's expectations. Consider punctilious very careful about behaving properly and doing things in a correct and accurate way Also consider meticulous scrupulous painstaking conscientious. CK 1 Tom's expectations were too high. You could use 'principled' in this context in that you have exacting principles.