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fiddly

adjective uk   /ˈfɪd.li/ UK informal us  
difficult to do because the parts involved are small: Repairing a watch is a very fiddly job. I hate painting the fiddly bits in the corner.
Translations of “fiddly”
in Chinese (Traditional) 微小難弄的,精細而難對付的…
in Russian кропотливый…
in Turkish dikkat isteyen/gerektiren, incelik gerektiren…
in Chinese (Simplified) 微小难弄的,精细而难对付的…
in Polish precyzyjny…
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