fin·​i·​cal ˈfi-ni-kəl How to pronounce finical (audio)
finically adverb
finicalness noun

Examples of finical in a Sentence

a newspaper who's old-fashionedly finical about proper grammar
Recent Examples on the Web However, finical institution Citi is the official presale credit card of the headliner engagements, and Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets a week earlier, from Tuesday, May 18 at 10AM PST to Sunday, May 23 at 10 PM PST through the Citi Entertainment program. Larry Olmsted, Forbes, 13 May 2021 The finical, fanatical, reciprocal chiselling of mind and matter. Christian Wiman, The New Yorker, 6 Dec. 2021

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Word History


probably from fine entry 1

First Known Use

1592, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of finical was in 1592

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Cite this Entry

“Finical.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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