finicky


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fin·ick·y

 (fĭn′ĭ-kē)
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.

finicky

(ˈfɪnɪkɪ) or

finicking

adj
1. excessively particular, as in tastes or standards; fussy
2. full of trivial detail; overelaborate
[C19: from finical]

fin•ick•y

or fin•nick•y

(ˈfɪn ɪ ki)

also fin•i•king

(ˈfɪn ɪ kɪŋ)

adj. -ick•i•er, -ick•i•est.
excessively particular or fastidious.
[1815–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.finicky - exacting especially about details; "a finicky eater"; "fussy about clothes"; "very particular about how her food was prepared"
fastidious - giving careful attention to detail; hard to please; excessively concerned with cleanliness; "a fastidious and incisive intellect"; "fastidious about personal cleanliness"

finicky

adjective fussy, difficult, particular, hard to please, critical, scrupulous, fastidious, dainty, squeamish, choosy (informal), picky (informal), nit-picking (informal), finicking, overnice, overparticular Even the most finicky eater will find something to eat.

finicky

adjective
Translations
مُهْتَم بالتَّفاصيل
pedantský
pertentligpillen
tatassetatillon
vandfÿsinn; smámunasamur
smulkmeniškas
izlepisizvēlīgs
pedantný
kılı kırk yarantitiz

finicky

[ˈfɪnɪkɪ] ADJ
1. [person] → melindroso (about con) she's a finicky eater; she is finicky about her foodes muy melindrosa con la comida
2. [job] → complicado

finicky

[ˈfɪnɪki] adj (= fussy) [person] → tatillon(ne), pointilleux/euse
to be a finicky eater → être difficile
Even the most finicky eater will find something appetizing here → Même le plus difficile trouvera de quoi lui ouvrir l'appétit ici.

finicky

adj personschwer zufriedenzustellen, pingelig (inf); (about food, clothes etc) → wählerisch, pingelig (inf); work, jobkniff(e)lig (inf); detailwinzig; he’s a finicky eaterer ist beim Essen sehr wählerisch

finicky

[ˈfɪnɪkɪ] adj
a. (person) finicky (about)pignolo/a (su), difficile (per)
b. (job) → minuzioso/a

finicky

(ˈfiniki) adjective
too much concerned with detail. She is a very finicky person.
References in classic literature ?
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I had an idea then that foreign missionaries couldn't afford to be finicky in the matter of looks if they wanted a girl to risk her life among cannibals.
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this show of thirty-five artists from their magic circle--many too long in the shadows, with Lilly Fenichel, Miriam Hoffman, and Lawrence Jordan among them--should underscore the visual concordance of that groovily finicky heyday.
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Here the remaining bakers test their pastry-making skills as they embark on a series of dough-based challenges before the finicky palettes of judges Mary Berry and the silver fox himself, Paul Hollywood.
Another problem is the growing number of shop security shutters demanded by insurance companies, but subject to finicky planning laws which can also see off struggling businesses.