finicky


finicky
UK [ˈfɪnɪkɪ] / US adjective
Word forms "finicky":
adjective finicky comparative finickier superlative finickiest
1) liking things only when they are correct in every detail

Some children are finicky eaters.

2) more complicated than necessary and difficult to deal with

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • finicky — index meticulous, particular (exacting), precise, punctilious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • finicky — 1825, dainty, mincing, from finical too particular (1590s), perhaps from fine (adj.) + ICAL (Cf. ical) as in cynical, ironical. The k between the final c and a suffix beginning in i, y, or e is an orthographic rule to mark the pronunciation of c… …   Etymology dictionary

  • finicky — finicky, finicking, finical particular, fussy, fastidious, *nice, dainty, squeamish, persnickety, pernickety Analogous words: exacting, demanding (see DEMAND vb): captious, carping, hypercritical, Critical: meticulous, punctilious, Careful:… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • finicky — [adj] overparticular choosy, critical, dainty, difficult, fastidious, finical, finicking, fussbudget*, fussy, hard to please, nice, nit picking, overnice, persnickety*, picky, scrupulous, squeamish, stickling; concepts 401,404,556 Ant. easy, open …   New thesaurus

  • finicky — ► ADJECTIVE 1) fussy. 2) excessively detailed or elaborate. DERIVATIVES finickiness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • finicky — [fin′ik ē] adj. [< FINICKING] too particular or exacting; overly dainty or fastidious; fussy finickiness n …   English World dictionary

  • finicky — fin|i|cky [ˈfınıki] adj [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: finical finicky (16 20 centuries), probably from FINE1] 1.) too concerned with unimportant details and small things that you like or dislike = ↑fussy ▪ She s very finicky about what she eats. 2.)… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • finicky — adjective Etymology: alteration of finicking Date: circa 1825 1. extremely or excessively particular, exacting, or meticulous in taste or standards < a finicky eater > 2. requiring much care, precision, or attentive effort < a finicky recipe > •… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • finicky — adjective a) Fastidious and fussy; difficult to please; exacting, especially about details. The baby was finicky until her diaper was changed. b) Demanding, requiring above normal care. The lawnmower is a bit finicky in cold weather. Syn …   Wiktionary

  • finicky — adj. finicky about * * * [ fɪnɪkɪ] finicky about …   Combinatory dictionary


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