V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: overly concerned with small details, especially in matters of dress

Synonyms: fastidious, finicky, picky, fussy, exacting, particular

Antonyms: indifferent, unconcerned

Tips: A finical person requires preciseness, but often in trivial matters. Finical or finicky people may be so particular about what they eat that they rarely eat at all. Remember, finical and finicky can be used interchangeably. Finicky is often used to describe a person who is particular about food, while finical can be used to describe someone who is very particular about clothing.

Usage Examples:

People who are finical about their diets tend to be very thin. (picky, fussy)

My child is so finical when it comes to finding the right clothes to wear, she ends up taking over an hour just to get ready. (fussy, exacting)

I am not usually so finicky, but could you add some salt to this pasta; it tastes really bland. (finical, fussy)

He is very finical about the deodorant he uses and would rather have body odor than use another brand. (particular, fussy)

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