Translation of fussy in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈfʌsi/

adjective/adjetivo (-sier, -siest)

  • 1.1 (fastidious) exigente, quisquilloso they're fussy eaters son muy maniáticos or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) mañosos para comer, son unos tiquismiquis para la comida [colloquial/familiar] to be fussy about sth ser* exigente or quisquilloso con algo what would you like to drink? — I'm not fussy [colloquial/familiar] ¿qué quieres tomar? — cualquier cosa or me da lo mismo
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    • I am old, cynical, bitter, twisted, awkward, difficult, fussy, and generally hard to please.
    • They're earthy and considerate lovers: refined, reliable and ready to please - but fussy about surroundings.
    • I would stay away from the clovers, since they can be harder for the fussy stomachs of horses.
    1.2 (elaborate) [detail/pattern] recargado
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    • The interior is very smart, not too fussy or full of showy gadgets or dials.
    • It would come as no surprise to find these pieces described as either French or English, c.1840-50, but the decoration is too ornate and fussy for this period.
    • I felt that the food then was unnecessarily fussy.
    1.3 [movement] nervioso
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    • Second, any man so concerned and fussy about the details of a tooth-pick case is definitely a fop, a dandy.
    • Simple, elegant forms and natural textures are used in a design that emphasises warmth and comfort without relying on fussy detailing and excessive decoration.
    • The Grand Captain was a known perfectionist, and would have driven many of his men to frustration with his fussy attention to details if not for his charisma.

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