A finicky eater refusing healthy food.
- A person who only eats one or two things and dislikes everything else is an example of someone who would be described as a finicky eater.
- A collector of art who looks at every detail of all pieces before he buys them to make sure they are perfect is an example of a finicky person.
The definition of finicky is someone who is overly picky or fussy, or is showing an obsessive attention to detail.
too particular or exacting; overly dainty or fastidious; fussy
Origin of finicky; from finical
Insisting capriciously on getting just what one wants; difficult to please; fastidious: a finicky eater.
Origin of finickyFrom finick, a finical person, from finical.
(comparative finickier or more finicky, superlative finickiest or most finicky)
- The forms finickier and finickiest also exist, but are quite rare, and perhaps nonstandard. The forms more finicky and most finicky are much more common, and certainly standard.