Definitions for finickyˈfɪn ɪ ki; ˈfɪn ɪ kɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fin•ick•yˈfɪn ɪ ki; ˈfɪn ɪ kɪŋ(adj.)-ick•i•er, -ick•i•est.

or fin•nick•y ; also fin•i•king

  1. excessively particular or fastidious.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. finical, finicky, fussy, particular, picky(adj)

    exacting especially about details

    "a finicky eater"; "fussy about clothes"; "very particular about how her food was prepared"


  1. finicky(Adjective)

    Fastidious and fussy; difficult to please; exacting, especially about details.

    The baby was finicky until her diaper was changed.

  2. finicky(Adjective)

    Demanding, requiring above-normal care.

    The lawnmower is a bit finicky in cold weather.

  3. Origin: From finicking, from finical, from fine

Webster Dictionary

  1. Finicky(adj)

    finical; unduly particular

Translations for finicky

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


too much concerned with detail

She is a very finicky person.

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