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adj. fin·ick·i·er, fin·ick·i·est
Insisting capriciously on getting just what one wants; difficult to please; fastidious: a finicky eater.

[From finick, a finical person, from finical.]

fin′ick·i·ness n.


the quality of being finicky, fussiness over details


n (of person)Pingeligkeit f (inf); (about language also) → Haarspalterei f; (of task)Kniff(e)ligkeit f (inf); because of his finickiness about what he eatsweil er so wählerisch beim Essen ist
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It would make a great difference in the drainage, but a new plowman might think this finickiness and just go ahead and plow all of it north and south, or all of it east and west and this would result in a lower yield--some parts of the field would get soggy and the wheat might get a rust, and other parts drain too readily, letting the ground become parched and break into cakes, all of which might be prevented.
22 Hornet rifles I haven't found much finickiness in handloading.
This type of behavior, namely, rejection of motivationally relevant but less palatable items under conditions of deprivation, has been termed finickiness (Pliner, Herman, & Polivy, 1990).
For commentators, statements about the Master's finickiness might have called for an explanation.
banks have to cater to [parental] finickiness, or they fail.