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.
Parents and doctors who view food fussiness as a passing phase could be making a grave mistake, a study suggests.
It improves quality and duration of sleep for all babies (including preemies and high risk), reduces fussiness and helps babies self-calm.
Is it just an example of extreme fussiness, or could he have a food phobia?
How this fussiness is managed early on affects whether children outgrow it or if it will continue as they get older and this is why parents and caregivers have such a vital role in helping children to develop healthy eating habits.
We don't want frills or fussiness, so strip back the clutter for a calming space that lets the shapes and contours of the furniture and accessories shine through.
The Sani Sit-Over also will be comfortable for children to sit in, thereby eliminating fussiness and the related hassle for parents and caregivers.
Carlson wrote that Mayer's fussiness for detail may not be liked by all employees but it is certainly working for Yahoo which claims that after Mayer's redesigns, traffic to apps for Yahoo Mail is up 120 percent, the report added.
Monitor babies for signs of sunburn or dehydration, including fussiness, redness, excessive crying and lack of urination.
The Institution of Mechanical Engineers said the waste was being caused by poor storage, strict sell-by dates, bulk offers and consumer fussiness.