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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.
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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
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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.
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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"
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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.
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fussy

adjective
2. Excessively filled with detail:
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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
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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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
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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
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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.
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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
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