finical vs finicky what difference

what is difference between finical and finicky

English

Etymology

University slang, probably from fine.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfɪnɪkəl/

Adjective

finical (comparative more finical, superlative most finical)

  1. Finicky, fastidious, overly precise or delicate.

Derived terms

  • finick
  • finicking

Related terms

  • finicky

Translations

See also

  • jaunty


English

Etymology

From finicking, from finical, from fine. Compare dated finikin.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfɪnɪki/

Adjective

finicky (comparative finickier or more finicky, superlative finickiest or most finicky)

  1. (informal, of a person) Fastidious and fussy; difficult to please; exacting, especially about details.
    Synonyms: fastidious, fussy; see also Thesaurus:fastidious
  2. (informal) Demanding; requiring above-normal care.

Usage notes

  • 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.

Derived terms

  • finickiness
  • finickity

Translations

Further reading

  • “finicky”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.

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