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Related to fussy: high-spirited, meddles

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.

fussy

(ˈfʌsɪ)
adj, fussier or fussiest
1. inclined to fuss over minor points
2. very particular about detail
3. characterized by overelaborate detail: the furniture was too fussy to be elegant.
ˈfussily adv
ˈfussiness n

fuss•y

(ˈfʌs 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.
[1825–35]
fuss′i•ly, adv.
fuss′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.fussy - annoyed and irritablefussy - annoyed and irritable    
ill-natured - having an irritable and unpleasant disposition
2.fussy - overcrowded or cluttered with detail; "a busy painting"; "a fussy design"
fancy - not plain; decorative or ornamented; "fancy handwriting"; "fancy clothes"
3.fussy - exacting especially about details; "a finicky eater"; "fussy about clothes"; "very particular about how her food was prepared"
fastidious - giving careful attention to detail; hard to please; excessively concerned with cleanliness; "a fastidious and incisive intellect"; "fastidious about personal cleanliness"

fussy

adjective
1. particular, difficult, exacting, discriminating, fastidious, dainty, squeamish, choosy (informal), picky (informal), nit-picking (informal), hard to please, finicky, pernickety, faddish, faddy, anal retentive, old-maidish, old womanish, overparticular She's not fussy about her food.
2. overelaborate, busy, cluttered, rococo, overdecorated, overembellished We are not keen on floral patterns and fussy designs.

fussy

adjective
2. Excessively filled with detail:
Translations
صَعْبُ الإرْضَاءمُدَقَّق في أمور تافِهَهمُنَمَّق
věčně nespokojenýnazdobenýpřeplácanýúzkostlivý
pertentligkræsennøjeregnendeoverpyntet
nirsopikkutarkka
sitničav
csicsáskicsinyeskedõ
hégómlega nostursamur, of skrautlegursmámunasamur
騒ぎたてる
야단법석하는
vyčačkaný
izbirčensiten
tjafsig
จู้จี้
cicili bicilisüslü püslütitizyaygaracızor beğenir
om sòm

fussy

[ˈfʌsɪ] ADJ (fussier (compar) (fussiest (superl)))
1. (= exacting) [person]
1.1. (pej) → quisquilloso
they'll think you're fussy if you ring themvan a creer que eres quisquilloso or difícil si les llamas
children are often fussy eaterslos niños son a menudo quisquillosos or especiales para la comida
1.2. (= scrupulous) he's very fussy about detailes muy escrupuloso or meticuloso con los detalles
1.3. (= selective) → selectivo
I'm very fussy about the parts I take onsoy muy selectivo a la hora de elegir papeles, no elijo cualquier papel
I'm very fussy about what I wearsoy muy especial a la hora de vestir
I'm not fussyme da igual, me da lo mismo
2. (= elaborate) [design, clothes] → recargado, con muchos ringorrangos
3. (= nervous) [manner] → nervioso

fussy

[ˈfʌsi] adj
[person] → tatillon(ne)
to be fussy about sth [+ food, clothes] → être très difficile sur qch, être très tatillon(ne) sur qch; [+ details, cleanliness] → être très tatillon(ne) sur qch
She is very fussy about her food → Elle est très difficile sur la nourriture.
[style, decoration] → qui manque de simplicité
I'm not fussy (= don't mind) → ça m'est égal

fussy

adj (+er)
(= choosy)wählerisch; (= petty)kleinlich; (= precise)genau; to be fussy about cleanliness/punctuality/one’s appearancegroßen Wert auf Sauberkeit/Pünktlichkeit/sein Äußeres legen; he was fussy about his toilet paperer war sehr eigen, was sein Toilettenpapier anging; she is not fussy about her foodsie ist beim Essen nicht wählerisch; the child is a fussy eaterdas Kind ist beim Essen wählerisch; I’m not fussy (inf)das ist mir egal
(pej: = overelaborate) design, styleüberladen; furnishings, dressverspielt; foodkompliziert; details, movements, gestures, actingübertrieben

fussy

[ˈfʌsɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (person, difficult to please) → difficile, esigente; (excessively punctilious) → puntiglioso/a, pignolo/a; (clothes) → pieno/a di fronzoli; (style) → elaborato/a
I'm not fussy (fam) → per me è lo stesso

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.

fussy

صَعْبُ الإرْضَاء věčně nespokojený pertentlig kleinlich σχολαστικός quisquilloso nirso tatillon sitničav esigente 騒ぎたてる 야단법석하는 kieskeurig masete grymaśny exigente, minucioso суетливый tjafsig จู้จี้ yaygaracı om sòm 爱挑剔的
References in classic literature ?
How would you like to be shut up for hours with a nervous, fussy old lady, who keeps you trotting, is never satisfied, and worries you till you you're ready to fly out the window or cry?
They dwelt in a fussy, scroll-work house, painted white and buried in thick evergreens, with a fussy white fence and barn.
He was a short, thick-set man, carefully dressed, with a round, good-natured countenance, and something rather fussy and particular in his appearance.
She's the fat, gurgly kind, not thin and fussy like some babies, and I thought I was going to have her to undress and dress twice each day.
said a fussy hypocrite of reason within me, "and what's that to do with you?
not two paces away," Simonov repeated, accompanying me to the front door with a fussy air which did not suit him at all.
Mais, Madame," cooed De Griers--and straightway started afresh with his fussy instructions.
But you, you fussy old pig, must stay behind and work.
But, to show you how fussy he is, he refused to let us stay at the hotel, and insisted that we should go into a FAMILY.
Oh, no--but probably one of the least fussy," she answered, a smile in her voice.
It was the fussy, sentimental, inconsiderate interest in one thrown into purely accidental and necessarily painful prominence - the vulgarization of an unspeakable tragedy - that my soul abhorred.
The buyer was a pleasant, fussy little man of thirty, named Sampson; he shook hands with Philip, and, in order to show his own accomplishment of which he was very proud, asked him if he spoke French.