Fastidious and fussy; difficult to please; exacting, especially about details; meticulous and particular.
, date=7 October
, author=David Covey
, title=Re: unix is user-friendly
, 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.
, author=Neil Tennant
, title=The Taming of the True
, 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.
, author=House of Commons International Development Committee, Parliament of Great Britain
, title=Development assistance in Iraq: Interim Report : Seventh Report of Session 2004-05
, 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.
, author=Michael Winner
, title=Winner Takes All
, 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.