finical

  • 1 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

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

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

    Etymology dictionary

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

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  • 5 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 …

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  • 6 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

  • 7 finical — adjective Etymology: probably from 3fine Date: 1592 finicky • finically adverb • finicalness noun …

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

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  • 9 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 …

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

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

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  • 12 finical — a. Fastidious, squeamish, dainty, over particular, over nice, nice over much, affectedly elegant …

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  • 13 finical — fin·i·cal …

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  • 14 finical — fin•i•cal [[t]ˈfɪn ɪ kəl[/t]] adj. finicky • Etymology: 1585–95; perh. fine I …

    From formal English to slang

  • 15 finical — /ˈfɪnɪkəl/ (say finikuhl) adjective finicky. {fin(e)1 + ical} –finicality /fɪnəˈkæləti/ (say finuh kaluhtee), finicalness, noun –finically, adverb …

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  • 16 finical — adj. = FINICKY. Derivatives: finicality n. finically adv. finicalness n. Etymology: 16th c.: prob. orig. university sl. f. FINE(1) + ICAL …

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  • 17 Finically — 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

  • 18 Finicalness — 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

  • 19 nice — 1 Nice, dainty, fastidious, finicky, finicking, finical, particular, fussy, squeamish, persnickety, pernickety can all mean exacting or displaying exacting standards (as in selection, judgment, or workmanship). Nice (see also CORRECT, DECOROUS)… …

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  • 20 finicality — ˌfinəˈkaləd.ē noun ( es) : finicalness * * * finicality / kalˈi ti/ noun 1. The state of being finical 2. Something finical • • • Main Entry: ↑finical …

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