- excessively busy with trifles; anxious or particular about petty details.
- hard to satisfy or please: a fussy eater.
- (of clothes, decoration, etc.) elaborately made, trimmed, or decorated: All the bric-a-brac gave the room a fussy, cluttered look.
- full of details, especially in excess: His writing is so fussy I lose the thread of the story.
Origin of fussy
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Examples from the Web for unfussy
What struck me most, I think, was the unfussy, untheatrical way in which it was all done.The Argosy
As he finished undressing with his unfussy neatness, he asked: "Remember Cassie Ferguson, in my class?"The Trial of Callista Blake
And Lady Jersey is in all ways admirable, so unfussy, so plucky, so very kind and gracious.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)
Robert Louis Stevenson
- not characterized by overelaborate detail
- not particularhe's unfussy about which grievances he exploits
- inclined to fuss over minor points
- very particular about detail
- characterized by overelaborate detailthe furniture was too fussy to be elegant
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Word Origin and History for unfussy
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