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also choos·ey  (cho͞o′zē)
adj. choos·i·er, choos·i·est
Very careful in choosing; highly selective.

choos′i·ness n.


adj, choosier or choosiest
informal particular in making a choice; difficult to please


(ˈtʃu zi)

adj. choos•i•er, choos•i•est.
hard to please; fussy in choosing.
[1860–65, Amer.]
choos′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.choosy - difficult to please
fastidious - giving careful attention to detail; hard to please; excessively concerned with cleanliness; "a fastidious and incisive intellect"; "fastidious about personal cleanliness"


adjective (Informal) fussy, particular, exacting, discriminating, selective, fastidious, picky (informal), finicky, faddy You can't afford to be too choosy about jobs these days.
easy (informal), undemanding, easy to please, unselective, indiscriminating




[ˈtʃuːzi] adjdifficile
to be choosy about sth → être difficile sur qch


adj (+er)wählerisch


[ˈtʃuːzɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (fam) to be choosyfare lo/la schizzinoso/a or difficile
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If the initial struggle to reject undesired mates has energetic costs that exceed the benefits of choosiness, then females may accept males of any size, especially if male size does not affect female mobility during mating.
His very choosiness enables him, despite his reservations, to call on Plato's thought repeatedly in his speculative constructions of Christ, heaven, humankind, earth, and angels.
Permitted only brief and shallow liaisons, young women are pressured to exhibit license rather than reserve, availability rather than choosiness.
When a man has secured a mate, the potential cost of being discovered may increase his choosiness regarding short-term partners relative to unpartnered men, who can better increase their short-term mating success by relaxing their standards," the study's authors wrote.
For this reason, it is easier to use the tolerance factor, which measures the choosiness of the species to the available range of EGVs.
Ditching duds In a classic study of the bird's-foot trefoil (right), plants allowed to abort immature fruits on their own had higher quality offspring than plants for which researchers thinned the immature fruits--a possible sign of female choosiness.
41) Although results have been patchy, some amino acids seem to associate with surprising choosiness to the code-words assigned to them in the standard genetic code.
For his part, Betancourt said the extended vacancies on Seventh, which are happening because a bunch of leases signed a decade ago are suddenly ending, are more a function of choosiness on the part of landlords than any lack of demand.
Males fight for the access to females (Schaefer and Uhl, 2003), and they also exhibit choosiness preferring large females (Uhl, 1998).
Such choosiness for short-term sex can only be explained by women preferring guys who display strong healthy genes that can be passed down to potential offspring.
The attitude of unreserved choosiness that governs the norms