Finicky meaning

fĭn'ĭ-kē
The definition of finicky is someone who is overly picky or fussy, or is showing an obsessive attention to detail.

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.

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Insisting capriciously on getting just what one wants; difficult to please; fastidious.

A finicky eater.

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Too particular or exacting; overly dainty or fastidious; fussy.
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(informal) Fastidious and fussy; difficult to please; exacting, especially about details.

The baby was finicky until her diaper was changed.

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(informal) Demanding, requiring above-normal care.

The lawnmower is a bit finicky in cold weather.

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Origin of finicky

  • From finick a finical person from finical
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From finicking, from finical, from fine
    From Wiktionary