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English definition of “fussy”

fussy

adjective (NOT EASILY SATISFIED)    /ˈfʌs.i/ disapproving
C2 not easily satisfied, or having very high standards about particular things: All my children were fussy eaters. He's so fussy about the house - everything has to be absolutely perfect. "I haven't met a man I've fancied for ages!" "You're too fussy - that's your problem!"Wanting everything to be right fussily     /-ɪ.li/ adverb fussily decoratedNot attractive to look atSerious and unpleasantWanting everything to be right fussiness     /-i.nəs/ noun [U]
(Definition of fussy adjective (NOT EASILY SATISFIED) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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