Finickily vs Finickity - What's the difference?

finickily | finickity |


As an adverb finickily

is in a finicky way.

As an adjective finickity is

fastidious and fussy; difficult to please; exacting, especially about details; meticulous and particular.

finickily

English

Adverb

(en adverb)
  • In a finicky way.
  • finickity

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Fastidious and fussy; difficult to please; exacting, especially about details; meticulous and particular.
  • * {{quote-newsgroup
  • , year=1993 , date=7 October , author=David Covey , title=Re: unix is user-friendly , newsgroup=comp.unix.user-friendly citation , accessdate=2008-09-21 , passage=It's great when you've taken the time to have persuade someone to explain to you the ludicrously finickity way it wants a particular command typing in. Very powerful, but not for end-users. }}
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  • , year=1997 , author=Neil Tennant , title=The Taming of the True citation , isbn=0199251606 , page=327 , passage=We see, then, that some systems can be unreasonably finickity about the use one may make of assumptions for the sake of argument, especially with a rule like the rule of conditional proof. }}
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  • , year=2005 , author=House of Commons International Development Committee, Parliament of Great Britain , title=Development assistance in Iraq: Interim Report : Seventh Report of Session 2004-05 citation , isbn=0215024230 , page=9 , passage=Q62 Mr Bercow: But £86 million is very precise. It is not £85 million, it is not £90 milllion; it is £86 million. I am sorry if you think I am being finickity'; I am being very ' finickity about it but I believe rightly. }}
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  • , year=2005 , author=Michael Winner , title=Winner Takes All citation , isbn=1861058403 , page=11 , passage=I got most of the money to pay for all this by stealing. It was very wrong. Today I'm so finickity that I fired one of my staff for nicking twenty-pence worth of curtain hangers from Barkers because he couldn't be bothered to wait at the till queue. }}

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