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finicky

[ fin-i-kee ]
/ ˈfɪn ɪ ki /
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adjective, fin·ick·i·er, fin·ick·i·est.

excessively particular or fastidious; difficult to please; fussy.

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Sometimes fin·nick·y; fin·i·king [fin-i-king], /ˈfɪn ɪ kɪŋ/, fin·i·cal [fin-i-kuhl] /ˈfɪn ɪ kəl/ .

Origin of finicky

First recorded in 1815–25; finick + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM finicky

su·per·fin·ick·y, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for finicky

finicky

finicking

/ (ˈfɪnɪkɪ) /

adjective

excessively particular, as in tastes or standards; fussy
full of trivial detail; overelaborate

Word Origin for finicky

C19: from finical
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