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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.
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finicky

(ˈfɪnɪkɪ) or

finicking

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

adjective
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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
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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.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

finicky

[ˈfɪnɪkɪ] adj
a. (person) finicky (about)pignolo/a (su), difficile (per)
b. (job) → minuzioso/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

finicky

(ˈfiniki) adjective
too much concerned with detail. She is a very finicky person.
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