Definition of Finicky

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

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



Definition of Finicky

1. Adjective. (informal) Fastidious and fussy; difficult to please; exacting, especially about details. ¹

2. Adjective. (informal) Demanding, requiring above-normal care. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Finicky

1. difficult to please [adj -ICKIER, -ICKIEST]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Finicky

finicalities
finicality
finically
finicalness
finicalnesses
finick
finickety
finickier
finickiest
finickily
finickin
finickiness
finickinesses
finicking
finickity
finicky (current term)
finif
finified
finifies
finifs
finify
finifying
finikin
finiking
fining
finings
finis
finises
finish
finish coat

Literary usage of Finicky

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1. The Cruise of the Snark by Jack London (1911)
"But every precaution of the finicky one will be useless. If he runs barefoot across the beach to have a swim, he will tread where an elephantiasis case trod ..."

2. Food Problems: To Illustrate the Meaning of Food Waste and what May be by August Neustadt Farmer, Janet Rankin Huntington (1918)
"DON'T BE finicky 103. Mr. Lay ton will eat no food that is prepared with ... Are you finicky about eating war foods, vegetables, and other foods that we ..."

3. Faults of Childhood and Youth by Michael Vincent O'Shea (1920)
"In the circumstances it is inevitable that he should become finicky and even "cranky" about his food. So long as Jack's parents prevent him from indulging ..."

4. The Foundations of personality by Abraham Myerson (1921)
"On the contrary his attention to the details necessary for his pleasure made of him one of those finicky connoisseurs who, though never really pleased with ..."

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