Definition of choosy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈCHo͞ozē/

adjective (choosier, choosiest)

Overly fastidious in making a choice.
Example sentences
  • He has 23 years of experience in satisfying hungry customers, some of whom were very choosy about what went into their stomach.
  • She preferred white meat and warm buttered rolls, but she wasn't choosy.
  • Is he just doing it because he figures at his age, he can't be choosy?
fussy, finicky, fastidious, overparticular, difficult/hard to please, demanding
informal picky, persnickety



Pronunciation: /-zəlē/
Example sentences
  • He is a director of Brighton And Hove Albion; he still accepts DJ engagements, albeit more choosily; and he has an occasional radio show which is syndicated to stations across the US.
  • Doggie treats are practical and often nutritional - choose your treats choosily.
  • On ‘Wax’, the voice is an oft authoritative, domineering cadence that choosily enunciates its way through the verbal tapestry of ‘American Dream’.


Example sentences
  • Clearly, the prediction of greater female choosiness under sexual selection models, and more equal choosiness under reinforcement models, is the least definitive of the three predictions.
  • And yet, despite their choosiness, I wouldn't want to adopt their nutritional habits.
  • Furthermore, the three focal bird species took the baits in very different ways in this experiment, ranging from no selection by color to a high level of choosiness.

Words that rhyme with choosy

bluesy, boozy, doozy, floozie, jacuzzi, medusae, newsy, oozy, Pusey, snoozy, Susie, Uzi, woozy

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Syllabification: choos·y

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