Definition of fussy in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈfʌsi

adjective (fussier, fussiest)


not be fussy

informal Not be very concerned about something, especially a decision that is to be made: he’s quite welcome to do that because the rest of us are not fussy
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  • I think Andrew wanted to build, that was him and his mother, and I wasn't fussy.
  • When it comes to food, the Chinese aren't fussy.
  • These guys aren't fussy, they'll take an eyeball on account.



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  • The system of colour coding on the sidebars, repeated untidily on the spine, to designate distinctions between architecture, craft and design, may be conceptually tight but is fussily unhelpful to the reader.
  • Instead, the Security Council has been revealed as a committee of querulous clerks, fussily reviewing the U.S. hegemon's paperwork before smacking it with the rubber stamp.
  • We have followed the existing character of the conservation area with simpler, less fussily detailed buildings.


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  • There is a kind of fussiness about intellectual distinctions that I think is inappropriate in a struggle where there are two sides and you know which side you're on.
  • We started to understand that her fussiness and mini-rants were because she expected high standards of everything from us, and from the world.
  • I'm going to have to learn to adapt to its fussiness.

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