Definition of finical in US English:

finical

adjective

  • another term for finicky
    • ‘I mean, take that scene in ‘King Lear’ where Kent harangues Oswald as being ‘a lily-livered, action-taking, whoreson, glass-gazing, super-serviceable, finical rogue’.’
    • ‘But it is what the elites fancy, as couldn't be clearer than from the squeal of triumph with which the magazine's finical architecture critic announced the organisation's choice.’

Origin

Late 16th century (probably originally university slang): probably from fine + -ical, perhaps suggested by Middle Dutch fijnkens ‘accurately, neatly, prettily’.

Pronunciation

finical

/ˈfinikəl//ˈfɪnɪkəl/