what is difference between finical and finicky
University slang, probably from fine.
- IPA(key): /ˈfɪnɪkəl/
finical (comparative more finical, superlative most finical)
- Finicky, fastidious, overly precise or delicate.
From finicking, from finical, from fine. Compare dated finikin.
- IPA(key): /ˈfɪnɪki/
finicky (comparative finickier or more finicky, superlative finickiest or most finicky)
- (informal, of a person) Fastidious and fussy; difficult to please; exacting, especially about details.
- Synonyms: fastidious, fussy; see also Thesaurus:fastidious
- (informal) Demanding; requiring above-normal care.
- The forms finickier and finickiest also exist, but are quite rare, and perhaps nonstandard. The forms more finicky and most finicky are much more common, and certainly standard.
- “finicky”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.