[fin-i-kee] /ˈfɪn ɪ ki/
adjective, finickier, finickiest.
excessively particular or fastidious; difficult to please; fussy.
excessively particular, as in tastes or standards; fussy
full of trivial detail; overelaborate
1825, “dainty, mincing,” from finical “too particular” (1590s), perhaps from fine (adj.) + -ical as in cynical, ironical. The -k- between the final -c- and a suffix beginning in -i, -y, or -e is an orthographic rule to mark the pronunciation of -c- as “k” (cf. picnicking, trafficking, panicky, shellacked).
noun A five-dollar bill; five dollars; fin [1850+ fr British; fr Yiddish finif, ”five”]
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[fahy-ning] /ˈfaɪ nɪŋ/ noun 1. the process by which fused glass is freed of undissolved gases. 2. the process of clarifying or filtering a wine or spirit. [fahyn] /faɪn/ adjective, finer, finest. 1. of superior or best quality; of high or highest grade: fine wine. 2. choice, excellent, or admirable: a fine painting. 3. consisting […]
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