American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Insisting capriciously on getting just what one wants; difficult to please; fastidious: a finicky eater.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as finikin.
- adj. informal Fastidious and fussy; difficult to please; exacting, especially about details.
- adj. informal Demanding, requiring above-normal care.
- adj. exacting especially about details
- From finicking, from finical, from fine (Wiktionary)
- From finick, a finical person, from finical. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“On the other hand, no one that stands in finicky dread of it and similar diseases can afford to travel in the South Seas.”
“For example, what the researchers term a "finicky slow student" - one obsessed with constant review at a very slow pace - will never perfectly learn a given topic.”
“Poinsettias, for example, are known as finicky plants that crave dark more than light, and which will die without that proper care.”
“Sometimes that kind of finicky analysis can indeed ruin the magic, but it can also improve one's appreciation of a truly great work.”
“Chicken doesn't mean you're demure; it means you're "finicky" echoes Sloane Crosley.”
“Because the particles block direct sunlight more than diffuse rays, they also alter the balance of radiation reaching Earth's surface, with unknown consequences for plants that can be kind of finicky about the kind of sunlight they need.”
“These people put their time in by performing numerous tasks, including starting, marshaling, first aid, placating "finicky" golfers, janitorial work, cart maintenance and, of course, lessons to beginning golfers.”
“I was exceedingly particular and "finicky" about my food.”
“And an agency supervisor wrote that because other jails were "finicky" about accepting detainees with known medical problems like Mr. Romero's, such people would continue to be placed at the Bergen jail as "a last resort.”
“And an agency supervisor wrote that because other jails were "finicky" about accepting detainees with known medical problems like Romero's, such people would continue to be placed at the Bergen jail as "a last resort.”
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