fuss‧y comparative fussier, superlative fussiest
1 very concerned about small, usually unimportant details, and difficult to please
fussy about
Sue was fussy about her looks.
A lot of small children are fussy eaters (=they dislike many types of food).
'Do you want to go out or just rent a movie?' 'I'm not fussy.' (=I don't mind)
2 fussy clothes, objects, buildings etc are very detailed and decorated - used to show disapproval [≠ plain, simple]:
The furniture looked comfortable, nothing fussy or too elaborate.
3 with small, exact, and careful actions, sometimes showing nervousness:
She patted her hair with small fussy movements.
fussily adverb
fussiness noun [uncountable]

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