Wednesday, June 29, 2011

finical



finical [ˈfɪnɪkəl] a.

1.) Of persons, their actions and attributes: Over-nice or particular, affectedly fastidious, excessively punctilious or precise, in speech, dress, manners, methods of work, etc. Also of things: Over-scrupulously finished; excessively or affectedly fine or delicate in workmanship (O.E.D. 2nd Edition).

Etymology: Probably from fine, from Middle English fin, from Old French, from Latin finis, end, supreme degree.

"—Oswald: What dost thou know me for?
—Kent: A knave; a rascal; an eater of broken meats; a base, proud,
shallow, beggarly, three-suited, hundred-pound, filthy,
worsted-stocking knave; a lily-liver'd, action-taking, whoreson,
glass-gazing, superserviceable, finical rogue;
one-trunk-inheriting slave; one that wouldst be a bawd in way of
good service, and art nothing but the composition of a knave,
beggar, coward, pander, and the son and heir of a mongrel bitch;
one whom I will beat into clamorous whining, if thou deny the
least syllable of thy addition." (King Lear, William Shakespeare, ~1605).

(Lear and Cordelia, Ford Madox Brown, ~1852)

27 comments:

DEZMOND said...

I think I actually like finical people :)
Love Lear and Cordelia painting, it's one of my fav Shakespeare's plays!

D4 said...

Eh, sometimes I don't like finical people..

Zombie said...

The paintings are a very nice touch! :)

Astronomy Pirate said...

Sometimes also known as a-holes.

Jenny Woolf said...

Obviously linked to "finicky" - do you know how?

Wintermute said...

that is not at all what i thought finical meant. now im thinking of all the times I used the word wrong.

Henry said...

finical? finicky? Good thing I'm neither so I can use them both

Salted Plum said...

I second Dezmond's comments

The Tame Lion said...

Wonderful! Keep it coming! :)

AllenTesch said...

I like finical strippers.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Is the pronunciation of this word commonly bastardized to "finicky" by the . . . wait for it . . . hoi polloi?

JayJay said...

I agree with Dezmond. I think I like finical people as well. It's also possible I might be a tad finical at times.

Jazz bazooka said...

you need more fancy curse words here, then i could insult people and they whould not know about it

Patti D. said...

Awesome word, love King Lear btw!

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Come At Me Bro said...

This is great!

Necroticism said...

Haha, finical strippers ;D

Kicking Rocks said...

gotta love Shakespeare!

Banacek said...

I think "finical rogue" is a new favorite saying of mine.

A Beer for the Shower said...

The better-dressed and more professional big brother of 'finicky.'

3DS-Games said...

Never heard of finical, thanks for sharing.

Dear Girl Wallflower said...

sometimes, I can be as stubborn as a finical...and I could only wish I can handle it better...or I wish I can be a person with atleast no finical so life would just be easy and better...but sometimes, when you made it right, it is worth rewarding.

VersionDouble said...

your blog is beyond awesome, i love learning this new words.

cheshire said...

I like this word; and also, Shakespeare for the win.

jos xx said...

glad you found out the rhyming in my post...that means you read it! I haven't really thought about the rhyming, it just came natural, probably because the sentences were short.

love this word! but don't like the people who are associate with it. i know a few...

jos xx

Sick by Trend said...

you are like a guru about the back of those sunnies haha!! how are u?

xx

Have a nice weekend!! :)

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Z said...

I thought we called those people anal.
I like this "finical" word. I will use it!

Katie said...

Love this! Thank god i visited your blog, i needed to learn Something today....

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