Finicky vs Finickily - What's the difference?

finicky | finickily |


As an adjective finicky

is (informal) fastidious and fussy; difficult to please; exacting, especially about details.

As an adverb finickily is

in a finicky way.

finicky

English

Adjective

(en-adj)
  • (informal) Fastidious and fussy; difficult to please; exacting, especially about details.
  • ''The baby was finicky until her diaper was changed.
  • (informal) Demanding, requiring above-normal care.
  • The lawnmower is a bit finicky in cold weather.

    Usage notes

    * The forms (finickier) and (finickiest) also exist, but are quite rare, and perhaps nonstandard. The forms (term) and (term) are much more common, and certainly standard.

    Synonyms

    * fastidious, fussy * See

    Derived terms

    * finickiness * finickity

    finickily

    English

    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • In a finicky way.