- 1too concerned or worried about details or standards, especially unimportant ones fussy parents fussy (about something) Our teacher is very fussy about punctuation. She's such a fussy eater. “Where do you want to go for lunch?” “I'm not fussy (= I don't mind).”
- 2having too much detail or decoration The costume designs are too fussy.
- 3doing something with small, quick, nervous movements a fussy manner the quick, fussy movements of her small hands
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