Definition of Fussy

1. Adjective. Annoyed and irritable.




2. Adjective. Overcrowded or cluttered with detail. "A fussy design"
Exact synonyms: Busy
Similar to: Fancy
Derivative terms: Fussiness

3. Adjective. Exacting especially about details. "Very particular about how her food was prepared"
Exact synonyms: Finical, Finicky, Particular, Picky
Similar to: Fastidious
Derivative terms: Fuss, Fussiness

Definition of Fussy

1. a. Making a fuss; disposed to make an unnecessary ado about trifles; overnice; fidgety.

Definition of Fussy

1. Adjective. Anxious or particular about petty details. ¹

2. Adjective. Having a tendency to fuss, cry, or be ill-tempered (especially of babies). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fussy

1. overly concerned with small details [adj FUSSIER, FUSSIEST] : FUSSILY [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fussy

fussbudgety
fussed
fusser
fussers
fusses
fussier
fussiest
fussily
fussiness
fussinesses
fussing
fussless
fussocky
fusspot
fusspots
fussy (current term)
fussy cut
fust
fustanella
fustanellas
fusted
fusterclucks
fusteric
fustet
fustets
fustian
fustianed
fustianist
fustianists

Literary usage of Fussy

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1. Henry Irving's Impressions of America by Joseph Hatton (1884)
""fussy" — The Brooklyn Ferry — Crossing the North River —A Picturesque Crowd—'Brooklyn ... "fussy" is quite a foreigner in Brooklyn; carriage, horses, ..."

2. An American Girl Abroad by Adeline Trafton (1872)
"Michel Angt'lo's Moses. — Paris at midnight. — The kind commissionaire. — The pood French gentleman, and his fussy little wife. ..."

3. A Glossary of Words Used in the Wapentakes of Manley and Corringham by Edward Peacock (1877)
"Bug, wlj. fussy ; pleased ; conceited ; lively : ' as bug as a lop. ' Cad, s. stinking-flesh ; offal. Cag-mag, s. refuse; offal. ..."

4. The Englishman and the Scandinavian: Or, A Comparison of Anglo-Saxon and Old by Frederick Metcalfe (1880)
"In " Egil," 77, it is used of the hero who came out of a great fight unscathed. 'fussy' has degenerated in meaning; in Anglo-Saxon and Icelandic,' fus' or ..."

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