adjective fin·icky \ˈfi-ni-kē\

: very hard to please

: requiring a lot of care or attention

Full Definition of FINICKY

:  extremely or excessively particular, exacting, or meticulous in taste or standards <a finicky eater>
:  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
FINICKY Defined for Kids


adjective fin·icky \ˈfi-ni-kē\

Definition of FINICKY for Kids

:  very hard to please :  fussy


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