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Saturday, May 28, 2005


\FIN-ih-kuhl\ , adjective;
Extremely or unduly particular in standards or taste; fastidious; finicky.
The paintings incorporate the random and arbitrary . . . within a practice that nonetheless requires finical accuracy; there is a degree of almost mindless repetition and filling in involved, but the resulting forms are unpredictable and uncategorizable.
-- Barry Schwabsky, "Ingrid Calame: James Cohan Gallery", Artforum, February 1, 2004
That the director, who is known for his finical selection of stars, has zeroed in on Aamir says a great deal about his faith in the actor.
-- "Images: Movie Matters", News India, November 15, 1996
Finical yet never fussy, thorough but not obsessive, Westermann the woodworker is a joy to behold.
-- Mario Naves, "H. C. Westermann", New Criterion, May 1, 2002
Finical is probably derived from fine.
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