[fin-ee-uh l, fahy-nee-] /ˈfɪn i əl, ˈfaɪ ni-/ noun 1. Architecture. a relatively small, ornamental, terminal feature at the top of a gable, pinnacle, etc. 2. an ornamental termination to the top of a piece of furniture, or of one part of such a piece. 3. Typography. a curve terminating the main stroke of the […]
[fin-i-kuh l] /ˈfɪn ɪ kəl/ adjective 1. . /ˈfɪnɪkəl/ adjective 1. another word for finicky adj. 1590s; see finicky.
[fin-ik] /ˈfɪn ɪk/ verb (used without object) 1. to affect extreme daintiness or refinement. 2. to trifle or dawdle.
[fin-i-kee] /ˈfɪn ɪ ki/ adjective, finickier, finickiest. 1. excessively particular or fastidious; difficult to please; fussy. /ˈfɪnɪkɪ/ adjective 1. excessively particular, as in tastes or standards; fussy 2. full of trivial detail; overelaborate adj. 1825, “dainty, mincing,” from finical “too particular” (1590s), perhaps from fine (adj.) + -ical as in cynical, ironical. The -k- between […]