adjective, fuss·i·er, fuss·i·est.

  1. excessively busy with trifles; anxious or particular about petty details.
  2. hard to satisfy or please: a fussy eater.
  3. (of clothes, decoration, etc.) elaborately made, trimmed, or decorated: All the bric-a-brac gave the room a fussy, cluttered look.
  4. full of details, especially in excess: His writing is so fussy I lose the thread of the story.

adjective unfussier or unfussiest

  1. not characterized by overelaborate detail
  2. not particularhe’s unfussy about which grievances he exploits

adjective fussier or fussiest

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

adj.1831, from fuss (n.) + -y (2). Related: Fussily; fussiness.

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