Definition of fussy adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈfʌsi//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfʌsi//
    (fussier, fussiest)
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  1. 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).’
  2. 2doing something with small, quick, nervous movements a fussy manner the quick, fussy movements of her small hands
  3. 3having too much detail or decoration The costume designs are too fussy.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: fussy