Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as finikin.
  • noun Fussiness; fastidious ways.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • colloq. Finical; unduly particular; excessively demanding over minor details.

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  • adjective finical

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Examples

  • Her finicking was a show put on for men; she had deceived even herself with it, but when in the Bull Court she found it not admired, no girl in the team was tougher.

    The King Must Die Renault, Mary, 1905-1983 1958

  • "finicking". "shewing" was very moldy at the time this was written but still not deceased.

    Hung Lou Meng, Book II Or, the Dream of the Red Chamber, a Chinese Novel in Two Books Xueqin Cao

  • "finicking" ways of her successor as an insult to the dear departed.

    Tom and Some Other Girls A Public School Story George de Horne Vaizey 1887

  • Till the politest voice--a finicking accent, said:

    Ivor Gurney, "The Silent One" Victoria Janssen 2010

  • As stifling as the High Magick itself had seemed of late, for it required a finicking obsession with detail that, applied to anything else, would be considered unhealthy.

    Tran Siberian Michael J. Solender 2010

  • He ran his eyes over it lovingly; he liked the delicate, finicking work with his fingers.

    In Spite of Their Declaration of Bombs 2010

  • But not as finicking and patient as the work Octavian and his wife put into drafting the Oath of Allegiance.

    Antony and Cleopatra Colleen McCullough 2007

  • But not as finicking and patient as the work Octavian and his wife put into drafting the Oath of Allegiance.

    Antony and Cleopatra Colleen McCullough 2007

  • Many a young partridge who strutted complacently among the stubble, with all the finicking coxcombry of youth, and many an older one who watched his levity out of his little round eye, with the contemptuous air of a bird of wisdom and experience, alike unconscious of their approaching doom, basked in the fresh morning air with lively and blithesome feelings, and a few hours afterwards were laid low upon the earth.

    The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club 2007

  • The words ring strangely on the finicking, dandified lips of

    The Common Reader, Second Series 2004

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