fussily


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fuss·y

 (fŭs′ē)
adj. fuss·i·er, fuss·i·est
1. Easily upset; given to bouts of ill temper: a fussy baby.
2. Paying great or excessive attention to personal tastes and appearance; fastidious: He was always fussy about clothes.
3. Calling for or requiring great attention to sometimes trivial details: a fussy actuarial problem.
4. Full of superfluous details: "It can indeed be fussy, filling with ornament what should be empty space" (H.D.F. Kitto).

fuss′i·ly adv.
fuss′i·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.fussily - in a fussy manner; "he spoke to her fussily"
Translations
بِتَدقيق في الأمور التافِهَه
úzkostlivě
kræsentoverpylretoverpyntet
kicsinyeskedve
meî smámunasemi
telâşlatitizlikle

fussily

[ˈfʌsɪlɪ] ADV
1. (= demandingly) (pej) → quisquillosamente; (= scrupulously) → meticulosamente, escrupulosamente
2. (= elaborately) [designed, dressed] → de manera recargada
3. (= nervously) → nerviosamente

fussily

[ˈfʌsɪli] adv
[arrange] → de façon tarabiscotée
[ornate] → de façon tarabiscotée; [accurate, bureaucratic] → de façon méticuleuse

fussily

adv (pej)
(= painstakingly) adjust, checkübertrieben sorgfältig; accuratepeinlich; legalisticübertrieben
(= ornately)überladen; fussily designed wrought-iron gatesschmiedeeiserne Tore mit verschnörkeltem Muster; fussily dressedverspielt gekleidet

fussily

[ˈfʌsɪlɪ] advmeticolosamente
she was fussily dressed → era carica di fronzoli

fuss

(fas) noun
unnecessary excitement, worry or activity, often about something unimportant. Don't make such a fuss.
verb
to be too concerned with or pay too much attention to (unimportant) details. She fusses over children.
ˈfussy adjective
1. too concerned with details; too particular; difficult to satisfy. She is very fussy about her food.
2. (of clothes etc) with too much decoration. a very fussy hat.
ˈfussily adverb
make a fuss of
to pay a lot of attention to. He always makes a fuss of his grandchildren.
References in classic literature ?
How is it," she began, as usual in French, settling down briskly and fussily in the easy chair, "how is it Annette never got married?
They could not sit down, because all Billina's chairs were roosting-poles made of silver; so they had to stand while the hen fussily showed them her treasures.
While these words were being spoken, Pesca, happily and fussily unconscious of the irreparable wrong which the crockery had suffered at his hands, was dragging a large arm-chair to the opposite end of the room, so as to command us all three, in the character of a public speaker addressing an audience.
A large bell rang in the lower regions -- quick, shambling footsteps pattered on the stone corridor outside -- the door opened suddenly -- and a tall lean yellow old man, sharp as to his eyes, shrewd as to his lips, fussily restless as to all his movements, entered the room, with two huge Labrador dogs at his heels, and took his seat in a violent hurry.
Yes, yes, I'll come," he answered, getting up fussily.
strikes me as fussily academic) strolls, or to use his own set of verbs,
Most of the dogs are recognisable breeds, but not fussily so and there are plenty of miscellaneous mongrels.
The performance in the classroom is performed again by Baker's sometimes fussily reportorial prose and his book's overdetermined structure.
So rather than being told off for fussily trying to dress your man, use this Valentine's as an excuse to get him to throw out the his old slacks.
Charles declares himself "alone" - Prince Philip's gone too - although Camilla (Penelope Beaumont) is fussily at his shoulder.
Megaton's deft visual flourishes keep us involved for a time, but even his best efforts are soon unable to distract us from the emerging fact that this third edition in the film series has become too fussily complicated for its own good.
Several months after his wife's death, grumpy old Fred (Christopher Plummer) moves into his own New Orleans apartment with the less-than-welcome assistance of his daughter, Lydia (Marcia Gay Harden), who fussily attends to Dad's every concern even as she and her husband (Chris Noth) try to coax him into donating $90,000 to a hopeless business venture.