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.
It's signature product, the baby belly band has helped countless parents treat gas, fussiness, constipation, and colic in their babies using a natural, external and safe method.
The good news is that there are certain signs and symptoms of an ear infection, such as pain, tugging on the ears, fussiness, blood coming out of the ears and more.
Irritability, headaches, dry mouth and behavioral changes are warning signs that children are not drinking enough, while infants may experience subtle fussiness.
Tom Kerridge's Fresh Start BBC2, 8pm Over the past six weeks, Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge has been dishing out advice to eight volunteer families keen to make a change as time pressure, fussiness or lack of confidence in cooking have contributed to an over reliance on convenience food.
TOM KERRIDGE'S FRESH START BBC2 8pm Tom Kerridge meets eight families who rarely cook decent meals because of time pressure, fussiness or lack of confidence.
"Most children with true abdominal surgical emergencies present with non-specific signs like vomiting, fussiness or abdominal pain.
Dr Agrawal said, "Most children with true abdominal surgical emergencies present with non-specific signs like vomiting, fussiness, or abdominal pain.
And gas there probably causes fussiness, and maybe makes babies spit up, right?
What's even more alarming is that some parents remain complacent because they believe that it is next to impossible for their youngster to be infected by any contagious disease.1 Some would rather leave their son or daughter unvaccinated rather than have them experience the most common mild side effects such as swelling or redness on the injection site, fever or fussiness.2