Definition of finical:
grouchy, dainty, crabbed, peculiar, ill-tempered, accept, exceptional, crabby, particular, bad-tempered, finicky, picky, fastidious, busy, squeamish, nice, fussy, persnickety, special, especial, cross, choosy, grumpy.
- vigilant (part of speech: adjective)
His version, with all its faults, outlived the popularity even of Pope, was for more than two centuries the resort of all who, unable to read Greek, wished to know what the Greek was, and, despite the finical scholarship of the present day, is likely to survive all the attempts made with us.- "A History of English Literature Elizabethan Literature", George Saintsbury.
If the differences were a matter of a few petty structural details, falling within the finical department of the classifier, we might pass them over without hesitation; but a creature that turns itself upside down in order to walk with its belly in the air and never adopts any other method of locomotion, though it possesses legs and good legs at that, assuredly deserves examination.- "More Hunting Wasps", J. Henri Fabre.
Opposite him was a young, mild- eyed missionary, too new in the land to have lost his illusions or have blunted the keen edge of his enthusiasms; a colourless person with a finical way of handling his knife and fork, who darted continually shy, sidelong glances at Sophia, or interpolated eager, undigested comments, nervously into the conversation.- "The Bronze Bell", Louis Joseph Vance.