Definitions for fussyˈfʌs i

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fuss•yˈfʌs i(adj.)fuss•i•er, fuss•i•est.

  1. excessively busy with trifles; anxious or particular about petty details.

  2. hard to satisfy or please:

    a fussy eater.

  3. elaborately or ornately made, trimmed, or decorated:

    a room with a fussy, cluttered look; a fussy hat.

  4. full of details, esp. in excess.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. crabbed, crabby, cross, fussy, grouchy, grumpy, bad-tempered, ill-tempered(adj)

    annoyed and irritable

  2. busy, fussy(adj)

    overcrowded or cluttered with detail

    "a busy painting"; "a fussy design"

  3. finical, finicky, fussy, particular, picky(adj)

    exacting especially about details

    "a finicky eater"; "fussy about clothes"; "very particular about how her food was prepared"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. fussy(adjective)ˈfʌs i

    liking everything to be exactly the way you want

    He's fussy about his clothes.


  1. fussy(Adjective)

    Anxious or particular about petty details.

  2. fussy(Adjective)

    Having a tendency to fuss, cry, or be ill-tempered (especially of babies).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fussy

    making a fuss; disposed to make an unnecessary ado about trifles; overnice; fidgety


  1. Fussy

    Fussy is a commune in the Cher department in the Centre region of France.

Translations for fussy

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


too concerned with details; too particular; difficult to satisfy

She is very fussy about her food.

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