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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: finical 'finicky' (16-20 centuries), probably from FINE1

finicky

adjective
     
fin‧i‧cky
1 too concerned with unimportant details and small things that you like or dislike [= fussy]:
She's very finicky about what she eats.
2 needing to be done very carefully, while paying attention to small details [= fiddly]:
a finicky job

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