[ fin-i-kuhl ]
See synonyms for finical on

Origin of finical

First recorded in 1585–95; fine1 + -ical

Other words from finical

  • un·fin·i·cal, adjective

Words Nearby finical Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use finical in a sentence

  • "With pleasure, madame," replied Monsieur de Robespierre, with his finical gallantry.

    Catherine de' Medici | Honore de Balzac
  • I love the writing of it though it is a finical unobvious task—more so than it looks.

    I, Mary MacLane | Mary MacLane
  • Much money is often worse than wasted, by finical ornaments, which are fast going out of fashion.

    A Treatise on Domestic Economy | Catherine Esther Beecher
  • The common Scotch saying, on the sight of anything operose and finical, “he must have had little to do that made that!”

    Familiar Studies of Men and Books | Robert Louis Stevenson
  • There is nothing finical or foppish about the conventions which Mr. Harcourt undertakes to codify and explain.

    Ben's Nugget | Horatio, Jr. Alger

British Dictionary definitions for finical


/ (ˈfɪnɪkəl) /

  1. another word for finicky

Derived forms of finical

  • finicality, noun
  • finically, adverb
  • finicalness, noun

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