finicky finicky  /ˈfɪ nə ki/


  • (adj) exacting especially about details



  1. But his passion for sanitation was not just finicky hygiene.
  2. The investigators found the college freshmen most finicky, the seniors most free-spoken, the faculty betwixt between.
  3. Work didn't necessarily mean loud, dirty factories, but it still involved sitting in orderly rows, doing orderly work for a finicky boss.


  1. Picking a Bone With Pecan Lodge

    Barbecued brisket is a finicky son of a bitch. Cook it too fast and you'll be left with a dry, rubbery hunk of beef the size of your grandmother's purse. Cook it too long and you can end up with a pile of loose, stringy meat. Smoke a perfect brisket on a cool spring morning and you'll get one res...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Dallas Observer

  2. Pride Prowl

    In D.C., one large gay club seems to easily blend into another. Fit and finished, and very finicky, the gay bar and dance scene in Baltimore’s big sister to the south can feel impressive but bland. If your gym membership has lapsed—or (gasp!) if you never had one to begin with—you may find yourself on the outside looking in, literally or metaphorically. And you had better be ready to pay up ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Baltimore City Paper


  1. "I think we'll all start the weekend concerned in remembering how finicky the track was in the spring race," said Johnson. "I would hope and think that it's evolved and will be much more of a tame race track with not as many issues and...
    on Oct 10, 2006 By: Jimmie Johnson Source:

  2. "It's always fun to come out to short tracks and DJ kept us honest. That was a great race up front," Busch said. "It's a finicky place. You can't overdrive the corners too much and that outside lane doesn't go very fast as anyone who races...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Kyle Busch Source: London Free Press

  3. "But we also noticed that whenever we had a partnership, the scoring was at a brisk rate. Now it's a matter of going out and batting freely. It's not easy I admit as batters are a bit finicky about certain things. Bowlers get time to adjust while...
    on Dec 29, 2007 By: Anil Kumble Source: Rediff

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