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choosy

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Pronunciation: /ˈtʃuːzi
 
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Definition of choosy in English:

adjective (choosier, choosiest)

informal
Taking excessive care when making a choice: she’s become very choosy about food
More 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?
Synonyms
fussy, finicky, over-fastidious, over-particular, faddish, difficult/hard to please, dainty, exacting, demanding;
discriminating, discerning, selective
informal picky, pernickety
British informal faddy
North American informal persnickety
archaic nice, overnice
rare finical

Derivatives

choosily

1
adverb
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’.

choosiness

2
noun
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.

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