fussy Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “fussy” in the English Dictionary

"fussy" in British English

See all translations


uk   us   /ˈfʌs.i/ disapproving

fussy adjective (NOT EASILY SATISFIED)

C2 not ​easilysatisfied, 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 ​absolutelyperfect. "Why am I still ​single?" "You're too fussy - that's ​yourproblem!"

fussy adjective (DECORATED TOO MUCH)

having too much ​decoration and too many ​smalldetails, in a way that is not ​stylish: They've got those ​curtains that ​tie up with ​bigbows - they're a little ​bit fussy for my ​taste.

fussy adjective (BABY)

US A fussy ​baby is ​unhappy or ​difficult to ​please: It ​seems that the ​baby is always fussy at dinnertime.
adverb uk   us   /-ɪ.li/
fussily ​decorated
noun [U] uk   us   /-i.nəs/
(Definition of fussy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fussy" in American English

See all translations


 us   /ˈfʌs·i/

fussy adjective (NOT SATISFIED)

disapproving not ​easilysatisfied or ​pleased; ​worried or ​careful about ​unimportantdetails: She’s really fussy about who she goes out with. Kevin’s a fussy eater.

fussy adjective (TOO DECORATED)

having too much ​decoration or too many ​details: My new ​dress is ​sophisticated but not too fussy.
(Definition of fussy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of fussy?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day


to give someone knowledge or to train someone; to instruct

Word of the Day

Out of Africa
Out of Africa
by Colin McIntosh,
October 01, 2015
A recent discovery off the coast of the island of Taiwan, made by local fishermen, is causing scientists to re-examine their ideas about early humans. The skull of a male human, now nicknamed Penghu Man, was found to differ significantly from the skulls of the Homo Erectus species previously known in the

Read More 

face training noun
face training noun
October 05, 2015
a system of facial exercises designed to tone the facial muscles and improve the skin

Read More