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[fin-i-kuh l]
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  1. finicky.
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Origin of finical

First recorded in 1585–95; fine1 + -ical
Related formsun·fin·i·cal, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • She will be sure to be finical, cowardly, or disagreeable in some way.

    Doctor Jones' Picnic

    S. E. Chapman

  • There was also mingled with the pompous, something of the finical.

  • In his dress he was neat, but not finical; in his diet temperate, and not dainty.

  • Nothing is left unfinished, yet none of the workmanship is finical.

  • Women would rave about him; men would think him finical and dandified.

    The Man Between

    Amelia E. Barr

British Dictionary definitions for finical


  1. another word for finicky
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Derived Formsfinicality, nounfinically, adverbfinicalness, noun
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Word Origin and History for finical


1590s; see finicky.

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