choosy


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choos·y

also choos·ey  (cho͞o′zē)
adj. choos·i·er, choos·i·est
Very careful in choosing; highly selective.

choos′i·ness n.
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choosy

(ˈtʃuːzɪ)
adj, choosier or choosiest
informal particular in making a choice; difficult to please
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choos•y

(ˈtʃu zi)

adj. choos•i•er, choos•i•est.
hard to please; fussy in choosing.
[1860–65, Amer.]
choos′i•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.choosy - difficult to please
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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choosy

adjective (Informal) fussy, particular, exacting, discriminating, selective, fastidious, picky (informal), finicky, faddy You can't afford to be too choosy about jobs these days.
easy (informal), undemanding, easy to please, unselective, indiscriminating
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choosy

adjective
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Translations

choosy

[ˈtʃuːzi] adjdifficile
to be choosy about sth → être difficile sur qch
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

choos(e)y

adj (+er)wählerisch
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

choosy

[ˈtʃuːzɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (fam) to be choosyfare lo/la schizzinoso/a or difficile
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in periodicals archive ?
As Mr Adams (who looks like Basil Fawlty after a good mauling by Sybil) has been languishing in oblivion for the last 12 years, emerging only for the odd pantomime, one wonders how he can afford to be so choosy.
To test whether this results in choosy behavior, the researchers released 200 fluorescently tagged, male-female tick pairs downwind from two pairs of steers.
If you've got a little girl I don't need to tell you how choosy they are with clothes!
After 9/11, however, the Americans are being much more choosy, but a shoplifting offence two decades ago isn't really what they're worrying about.
But choosy Victoria was not impressed and David Beckham laughed when he saw photos.
The reason he doesn't have one is that he is 'too fussy' apparently - although the dozens of lovers he has had doesn't suggest someone who is particularly choosy.
Your time is precious - be very choosy about who gets it.
Although they're a bit more choosy than the bred-for-gardens rhodos, they have the advantage of wonderful foliage as well as spectacular flowers.
Although this is targeted at the over-50s, who tend to be more savvy and choosy in money matters, it is available to anyone.
He blames the credit crunch, which has seen banks and building societies become more choosy about who they lend to, while also pushing up mortgage charges.