or fin·nick·y, fin·i·king
- excessively particular or fastidious; difficult to please; fussy.
Origin of finicky
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Examples from the Web for finnicky
That comes under the head of earnings, if you are finnicky about the profits.Dennison Grant
Respect for the cloth cannot be won among these open-hearted folk by finnicky manners.The Heart of Canyon Pass
Thomas K. Holmes
But he was a past-master in the art, notwithstanding he had not officiated before in the presence of so "finnicky" an assemblage.Chiquita, an American Novel
- excessively particular, as in tastes or standards; fussy
- full of trivial detail; overelaborate
Word Origin and History for finnicky
1825, "dainty, mincing," from finical "too particular" (1590s), perhaps from fine (adj.) + -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- as "k" (cf. picnicking, trafficking, panicky, shellacked).