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fussy (ˈfʌsɪ



Word forms:   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

Derived Forms

ˈfussily  adverb
ˈfussiness  noun


View thesaurus entry
= 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, nit-picky (informal)
= overelaborate, busy, cluttered, rococo, overdecorated, overembellished

Translations for 'fussy'

  • British English: fussy Someone who is fussy is very concerned with unimportant details and is difficult to please.She is very fussy about what she eats.ˈfʌsɪ ADJECTIVE
  • Arabic: صَعْبُ الإرْضَاءمنمق
  • Brazilian Portuguese: minucioso minuciosa
  • Chinese: 爱挑剔的
  • Croatian: sitničav sitničava
  • Czech: věčně nespokojený
  • Danish: pertentlig
  • Dutch: kieskeurigroerig
  • European Spanish: quisquilloso quisquillosa
  • Finnish: nirso
  • French: tatillon
  • German: kleinlich
  • Greek: σχολαστικός σχολαστική
  • Italian: esigente
  • Japanese: 騒ぎたてる
  • Korean: 야단법석하는
  • Norwegian: masete
  • Polish: grymaśny grymaśna
  • Portuguese: exigente
  • Romanian: pretențios pretențios, pretențioasă, pretențioși, pretențioase
  • Russian: суетливый суетливая
  • Spanish: quisquilloso quisquillosa
  • Swedish: tjafsig tjafsigt
  • Thai: จู้จี้
  • Turkish: yaygaracı
  • Ukrainian: метушливий
  • Vietnamese: om sòm

Example Sentences Including 'fussy'

Stephen Byerley did not allow the fussy little man to distract him.
Asimov, Isaac The Complete Stories Volume 2
Nothing much in the fridge but a starving man is not fussy.
Salley Vickers MR GOLIGHTLY'S HOLIDAY (2003)
She had always been as fussy over her food as a bachelor gourmet.
Doris Lessing ON CATS (2002)


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