finical
adjective Etymology: probably from 3fine Date: 1592 finickyfinically adverbfinicalness noun

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  • Finical — Fin i*cal, a. [From {Fine}, a.] Affectedly fine; overnice; unduly particular; fastidious. Finical taste. Wordsworth. [1913 Webster] The gross style consists in giving no detail, the finical in giving nothing else. Hazlitt. Syn: {Finical},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • finical — index meticulous, particular (exacting), precise, punctilious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • finical — 1590s; see FINICKY (Cf. finicky) …   Etymology dictionary

  • finical — [fin′i kəl] adj. [< FINE1] FINICKY finicality [fin′i kal′ə tē] n. finically adv …   English World dictionary

  • finical — adjective /ˈfɪnɪkəl/ Finicky, fastidious, overly precise or delicate. Charming, he said in a finical sweet voice, showing his white teeth and blinking his eyes pleasantly. See Also: finicky …   Wiktionary

  • finical — finicky, finicking, finical particular, fussy, fastidious, *nice, dainty, squeamish, persnickety, pernickety Analogous words: exacting, demanding (see DEMAND vb): captious, carping, hypercritical, Critical: meticulous, punctilious, Careful:… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • finical — /fin i keuhl/, adj. finicky. [1585 95; FINE1 + ICAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • finical — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Very difficult to please: choosy, dainty, exacting, fastidious, finicky, fussy, meticulous, nice, particular, persnickety, squeamish. Informal: picky. See ACCEPT …   English dictionary for students

  • finical — fin·i·cal || fɪnɪkl adj. fastidious, overly meticulous; hard to please, picky …   English contemporary dictionary

  • finical — [ fɪnɪk(ə)l] adjective another term for finicky. Derivatives finicality noun finically adverb finicalness noun Origin C16: prob. from fine1 + ical …   English new terms dictionary

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