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Meaning of FINICAL

Pronunciation:  'finikul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  exacting especially about details; "a finicky eater"; "fussy about clothes"; "very particular about how her food was prepared"
 

FINICAL is a 7 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: fastidious, finicky, fussy, particular
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Fin"i*cal\, a. [From {Fine}, a.]
Affectedly fine; overnice; unduly particular; fastidious.
``Finical taste.'' --Wordsworth.

      The gross style consists in giving no detail, the
      finical in giving nothing else.          --Hazlitt.

Syn: {Finical}, {Spruce}, {Foppish}.

Usage: These words are applied to persons who are studiously
       desirous to cultivate finery of appearance. One who is
       spruce is elaborately nice in dress; one who is
       finical shows his affectation in language and manner
       as well as in dress; one who is foppish distinguishes
       himself by going to the extreme of the fashion in the
       cut of his clothes, by the tawdriness of his
       ornaments, and by the ostentation of his manner. ``A
       finical gentleman clips his words and screws his body
       into as small a compass as possible, to give himself
       the air of a delicate person; a spruce gentleman
       strives not to have a fold wrong in his frill or
       cravat, nor a hair of his head to lie amiss; a foppish
       gentleman seeks . . . to render himself distinguished
       for finery.'' --Crabb. -- {Fin"i*cal*ly}, adv. --
       {Fin"i*cal*ness}, n.

 

 

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