Definition of fussy
fussilyplay \ˈfə-sə-lē\ adverb
fussinessplay \ˈfə-sē-nəs\ noun
Examples of fussy in a Sentence
I'm not fussy about where we eat.
The room was cluttered and fussy.
Recent Examples of fussy from the Web
Moore can lay on Wimsey’s fussy, foppish mannerisms awfully thick as well, like a dandy in an old drawing room comedy rather than a gentleman of true substance.
During the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag, one young Laotian mother attended a fussy baby whose olfactory message from her diaper was unmistakably urgent.
Look at the C-pillar, just in front of the trunk: a host of fussy details and lines, a trunk that seems to dominate things.
And this is what Microsoft is up against with its fussy new Windows Mobile 7, which has the cheek to specify minimum hardware requirements.
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First Known Use of fussy
FUSSY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of fussy for English Language Learners
: very careful or too careful about choosing or accepting things : hard to please
: often upset or unhappy
: too fancy or complicated
FUSSY Defined for Kids
Definition of fussy for Students
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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