from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Easily upset; given to bouts of ill temper: a fussy baby.
- adj. Paying great or excessive attention to personal tastes and appearance; fastidious: He was always fussy about clothes.
- adj. Calling for or requiring great attention to sometimes trivial details: a fussy actuarial problem.
- adj. Full of superfluous details: "It can indeed be fussy, filling with ornament what should be empty space” ( H.D.F. Kitto).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Anxious or particular about petty details.
- adj. Having a tendency to fuss, cry, or be ill-tempered (especially of babies).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Making a fuss; disposed to make an unnecessary ado about trifles; overnice; fidgety.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Moving and acting with fuss; bustling; making much ado about trifles; making more ado than is necessary.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. exacting especially about details
- adj. overcrowded or cluttered with detail
- adj. annoyed and irritable
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