Definition of Finical

1. Adjective. Exacting especially about details. "Very particular about how her food was prepared"

Exact synonyms: Finicky, Fussy, Particular, Picky
Similar to: Fastidious
Derivative terms: Fuss, Fussiness



Definition of Finical

1. a. Affectedly fine; overnice; unduly particular; fastidious.

Definition of Finical

1. Adjective. Finicky, fastidious, overly precise or delicate. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Finical

1. finicky [adj] - See also: finicky

Medical Definition of Finical

1. Affectedly fine; overnice; unduly particular; fastidious. "Finical taste." "The gross style consists in giving no detail, the finical in giving nothing else." (Hazlitt) Synonym: Finical, Spruce, Foppish. These words are applied to persons who are studiously desirous to cultivate finery of appearance. One who is spruce is elaborately nice in dress; one who is finical shows his affectation in language and manner as well as in dress; one who is foppish distinguishes himself by going to the extreme of the fashion in the cut of his clothes, by the tawdriness of his ornaments, and by the ostentation of his manner. "A finical gentleman clips his words and screws his body into as small a compass as possible, to give himself the air of a delicate person; a spruce gentleman strives not to have a fold wrong in his frill or cravat, nor a hair of his head to lie amiss; a foppish gentleman seeks . . . To render himself distinguished for finery." Fin"ically, Fin"icalness. Origin: From Fine. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Finical

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Literary usage of Finical

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1. English Synonymes Explained in Alphabetical Order by George Crabb (1826)
"Tue finical is said mu.-;ly of manners and speech ... A little mind full of conceit of itself, will lead a man to be finical: a vacant mind that is anxious ..."

2. Biographical and Critical Essays: Reprinted from Reviews, with Additions and by Abraham Hayward (1873)
"... for his finical attention to his dress had earned him the title of Beau Ned ; and at a still later period he wrote on the fly-leaf of his Longinus ..."

3. Switzerland: Or, A Journal of a Tour and Residence in that Country, in the by Louis Simond (1823)
"A monumental something of baked clay, placed in a recess since Voltaire's death, bears the following finical inscription:—Son esprit est partout et son ..."

4. A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions by Richard Soule (1891)
"Spruce, finical, smart. 2. State, condition, order, case, plight. Trim, ya I. Adjust, arrange, put in ordert set right, make trim, prepare. Triumph, n. ..."

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