fussiness


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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:
Noun1.fussiness - an irritable petulant feelingfussiness - an irritable petulant feeling  
ill humor, ill humour, distemper - an angry and disagreeable mood
testiness, tetchiness, touchiness - feeling easily irritated
pet - a fit of petulance or sulkiness (especially at what is felt to be a slight)
2.fussiness - unnecessary elaborateness in details
elaborateness, ornateness - an ornate appearance; being elaborately (even excessively) decorated
Translations

fussiness

[ˈfʌsɪnɪs] N
1. (= exacting nature)
1.1. (pej) his fussiness about food is driving me madsus mañías para la comida me están volviendo loco
1.2. (= scrupulousness) → meticulosidad f, escrupulosidad f
fussiness about details is an asset in this jobla meticulosidad or escrupulosidad en los detalles es un punto a favor para este puesto
2. (= elaborateness) [of design, clothes] → lo recargado

fussiness

n
(= fastidiousness)peinliche Genauigkeit; (= pettiness)Kleinlichkeit f; (= preciseness)Genauigkeit f; (= choosiness)wählerische Art; because of his incredible fussiness about what he eatsweil er so unglaublich wählerisch ist, was das Essen angeht
(pej: = overelaboration, of design, style) → überladene Art; (of furnishings, dress)Verspieltheit f

fussiness

[ˈfʌsɪnɪs] nschifiltosità
References in classic literature ?
I believe my brother could see me burned like a witch for such a thing, But then, the very thought of such fanatical cruelty heightened my old hatred of his dingy old antiquarian fussiness and my longing for the youth and liberty that called to me from the sea.
Epanchin's invariable fussiness and anxiety, there could not be the slightest hitch in the simplest matters of everyday life, but she immediately foresaw the most dreadful and alarming consequences, and suffered accordingly.
Providing of course that his mother can translate his fussiness around food and drink for him
In the last 10 years or so, whenever parents spoke out against toy guns, many of us thought their fussiness funny.
Such was the case when 10-month-old Brandon Thayer presented to a local ER at 11 o'clock last Thursday night with a 3-hour history of slight fussiness and an axillary temperature of 102[degrees].
Whitbread say chips at their new Grill Bar and Kitchen chain are to be served in one large bowl to share as part a move to remove the fussiness and formality of eating out.
If you don't like the fussiness of all the mouldings, then you could simply put painted flat fronts on to all the cupboard doors.
Bram Stoker's Dracula star Gary Oldman plays the ever-so-slightly camp Dr Smith, whose fussiness and whingeing was an integral part of the original show's appeal.
That, overlaid with fussiness, brings out a distinct persona.
His scientific investigations and technical innovations (his renowned fussiness with the camera, as though to show it in action were his only concern) come to a dead end in an involuted and convoluted reflection of and on the self, the morbid turn inward, the chewing on the cud of the unconscious that invariably follows defeat.
But on Sunday, referee Anthony Nolan was on the verge of killing the minor football semifinal with fussiness.
Versace again, but this time it's the cut, colour and fussiness that swamp Zeta's knockout figure