fussy

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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.

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
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