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Definition of Finickiness
1. [n -ES]
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Literary usage of Finickiness
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1. Continental Stagecraft by Kenneth Macgowan, Robert Edmond Jones (1922)
"This finickiness doesn't matter—except as it admits new confusions and dodges the issue. This issue is plain and should be kept plain. ..."
2. Mammalian Models for Research on Aging by Bennett J. Cohen, Institute Of Laboratory Animal Resources, National Research Council Staff (1981)
"This obesity model shows the following clinical and pathological characteristics: "finickiness" of appetite, decreased spontaneous activity, hypometabolism, ..."
3. Financing an Enterprise: A Manual of Information and Suggestion for by Hugh Ronald Conyngton, Francis Cooper (1909)
"On the other hand, the inspectors may be particular to the point of finickiness, and, if this is known in advance, the property should be prepared ..."
4. The Neurotic Constitution: Outlines of a Comparative Individualistic by Alfred Adler (1917)
"finickiness in matters of cleanliness. Over-acuteness of hearing at night. Light sleeping. 1 A memento of leaving the childbed. ..."
5. Editorials and Editorial-writing by Robert Wilson Neal (1921)
"Salesmen are schooled to play upon this finickiness of the city housewife. Farmers are taught the same thing by their rural papers and Government bulletins. ..."
6. The Print Connoisseur by Winifred Porter Truesdell (1921)
"This careful, minute scrutiny amounts almost to 'finickiness,' and many a print is destroyed because of some infinitesimal blemish that the careful eye of ..."