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finicky

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adjective fin·icky \ˈfi-ni-kē\

Simple Definition of finicky

  • : very hard to please

  • : requiring a lot of care or attention

Full Definition of finicky

  1. 1 :  extremely or excessively particular, exacting, or meticulous in taste or standards <a finicky eater>

  2. 2 :  requiring much care, precision, or attentive effort <a finicky recipe>

fin·ick·i·ness noun

Examples of finicky

  1. My teacher is finicky about grammar.

  2. a complicated and finicky recipe



Origin of finicky

alteration of finicking


First Known Use: circa 1825



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