adjective Etymology: alteration of finical Date: 1661 finicky

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  • Finicking — Fin ick*ing, Finicky Fin ick*y, a. Finical; unduly particular; excessively demanding over minor details. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • finicking — [fin′ikinfin′ik iŋ] adj. 〚/span> FINICAL〛 FINICKY: also finikin [fin′ikin] * * * …   Universalium

  • finicking — index meticulous, punctilious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • finicking — [fin′ikinfin′ik iŋ] adj. [< FINICAL] FINICKY: also finikin [fin′ikin] …   English World dictionary

  • finicking — adjective finical <! [Late 16th century. Earliest occurrence as finical, probably coined from fine + ical . Finicking is recorded from the mid 17th century] …   Wiktionary

  • finicking — finicky, finicking, finical particular, fussy, fastidious, *nice, dainty, squeamish, persnickety, pernickety Analogous words: exacting, demanding (see DEMAND vb): captious, carping, hypercritical, Critical: meticulous, punctilious, Careful:… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • finicking — adj. fastidious, overly meticulous; hard to please, picky …   English contemporary dictionary

  • finicking — adjective another term for finicky. Origin C17: from finical + ing2 …   English new terms dictionary

  • finicking — fin·ick·ing …   English syllables

  • finicking — adj. = FINICKY. Etymology: FINICAL + ING(2) …   Useful english dictionary

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