fussy

[ fuhs-ee ]
/ ˈfʌs i /

adjective, fuss·i·er, fuss·i·est.

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

First recorded in 1825–35; fuss + -y1

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British Dictionary definitions for unfussy (1 of 2)

unfussy

/ (ʌnˈfʌsɪ) /

adjective unfussier or unfussiest

not characterized by overelaborate detail
not particularhe's unfussy about which grievances he exploits

British Dictionary definitions for unfussy (2 of 2)

fussy

/ (ˈfʌsɪ) /

adjective fussier or fussiest

inclined to fuss over minor points
very particular about detail
characterized by overelaborate detailthe furniture was too fussy to be elegant

Derived Forms

fussily, adverbfussiness, noun
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