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fussy

play
adjective \ˈfə-sē\

Simple Definition of fussy

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

  • : often upset or unhappy

  • : too fancy or complicated

Full Definition of fussy

fuss·i·erfuss·i·est

  1. 1 :  easily upset :  irritable

  2. 2 :  overly decorative <a fussy wallpaper pattern>

  3. 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 play \ˈfə-sə-lē\ adverb
fuss·i·ness play \ˈfə-sē-nəs\ noun

Examples of fussy

  1. I'm not fussy about where we eat.

  2. The room was cluttered and fussy.



1831

First Known Use of fussy

1831

Rhymes with fussy


FUSSY Defined for Kids

fussy

play
adjective \ˈfə-sē\

Definition of fussy

fuss·i·erfuss·i·est

  1. 1 :  inclined to complain or whine <a fussy child>

  2. 2 :  hard to please <His cat is fussy about food.>

  3. 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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