finick


finick
/fin"ik/, v.i.
1. to affect extreme daintiness or refinement.
2. to trifle or dawdle.
[1700-10; back formation from FINICAL]

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Universalium. 2010.

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  • finick — verb a) To display extreme daintiness or refinement. b) To trifle. See Also: finicky …   Wiktionary

  • finick — fin·ick …   English syllables

  • finick — …   Useful english dictionary

  • finickety — finickˈety, finˈicking, finˈicky or finˈikin adjective 1. Particular about unimportant matters 2. (finicky) (of a job) intricate, tricky, fiddly, requiring attention to small details, delicate manipulations, etc • • • Main Entry: ↑finical …   Useful english dictionary

  • finnick — variant of finick * * * /fin ik/, v.i. finick …   Useful english dictionary

  • finicky — /fin i kee/, adj., finickier, finickiest. excessively particular or fastidious; difficult to please; fussy. Also, finnicky, finiking /fin i king/. [1815 25; FINICK + Y1] Syn. exacting, demanding, meticulous; choosy, picky. * * * …   Universalium

  • finnick — /fin ik/, v.i. finick. * * * …   Universalium

  • dawdle — v 1. waste time, take one s time or one s own sweet time, kill time, fritter time away; idle, trifle, finick, potter, fiddle, piddle, Inf. fiddle faddle; dally, dilly dally, procrastinate, Inf. diddle, shilly shally, vacillate. 2. loiter, poke,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • niggle — v 1. trifle, Inf. frivol, Inf. fiddle faddle, fribble, putter, Brit. potter, poke, fritter one s time away, diddle, piddle, dawdle, finick, idle, fool around. 2. criticize, gripe, complain, cavil, carp, Yiddish. kvetch, nag; object, find fault,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • piddle — v 1. dawdle, dally, dillydally, procrastinate, shilly shally, vacillate, Inf. diddle; take one s time or one s own sweet time, fill time, fritter time away or fritter away the hours; idle, trifle, finick, potter, fiddle. 2. waste time, loiter,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder


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