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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Finicky.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Finicky, fastidious, overly precise or delicate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Affectedly fine; overnice; unduly particular; fastidious.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Affecting great nicety or extreme elegance; overnice; unduly particular about trifles; fastidious: same as finikin.
  • Synonyms Finical, Spruce, Foppish. Finical applies to an overwrought delicacy of taste in manners, dress, and speech; spruce, to appearance, especially dress, a Spruce person being too conspicuously trim for elegance or dignity; foppish, to absorption in the vanities of dress. All these words are applied especially to men. See coxcomb.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. exacting especially about details

Etymologies

Probably from fine1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
University slang, probably from fine. (Wiktionary)

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