fussy

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fuss +‎ -y

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fussy (comparative fussier, superlative fussiest)

  1. Anxious or particular about petty details.
    • 1915, G[eorge] A. Birmingham [pseudonym; James Owen Hannay], chapter I, in Gossamer, New York, N.Y.: George H. Doran Company, OCLC 5661828:
      It is never possible to settle down to the ordinary routine of life at sea until the screw begins to revolve. There is an hour or two, after the passengers have embarked, which is disquieting and fussy.
  2. Having a tendency to fuss, cry, or be bad-tempered/ill-tempered (especially of babies).

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