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
For equally elegant, less fussy nails, go short, round, and dark.
In 2011, a video of him expertly comforting a fussy baby went viral.
Try this: a monochromatic look that isn’t too fussy, a sheer Lacausa dress that justifies wearing something underneath it, and strappy heels to give you some height off the ground.
Might sound a little fussy, but there are plenty of folks who don't want to touch meat with their bare hands, both for safety and aesthetic concerns, and others who want an extra step to help that rub stay on the meat.
Perhaps just the company name, which would likely have been fussier: the Uber Personal Conveyance Concern, rendered in some rococo style along the lines of Coca-Cola’s script.
Given its penchant for slow-motion shots, fussy art direction, and love of color and patterns, Fuller’s work can often feel like an exercise in optics.
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.
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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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