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fussy

adjective \ˈfə-sē\

: very careful or too careful about choosing or accepting things : hard to please

: often upset or unhappy

: too fancy or complicated

fuss·i·erfuss·i·est

Full Definition of FUSSY

1
:  easily upset :  irritable
2
:  overly decorative <a fussy wallpaper pattern>
3
a :  requiring or giving close attention to details <fussy bookkeeping procedures>
b :  revealing a sometimes extreme concern for niceties :  fastidious, picky
fuss·i·ly \ˈfə-sə-lē\ adverb
fuss·i·ness \ˈfə-sē-nəs\ noun

Examples of FUSSY

  1. I'm not fussy about where we eat.
  2. The room was cluttered and fussy.

First Known Use of FUSSY

1831

Rhymes with FUSSY

FUSSY Defined for Kids

fussy

adjective \ˈfə-sē\
fuss·i·erfuss·i·est

Definition of FUSSY for Kids

1
:  inclined to complain or whine <a fussy child>
2
:  hard to please <His cat is fussy about food.>
3
:  overly decorated and complicated <… that bed … is as enormous and fussy as mine. — E. L. Konigsburg, Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler>

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