Definitions

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  • n. The state of being fussy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality of being fussy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being fussy; bustle, especially needless or disorderly bustle.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an irritable petulant feeling
  • n. unnecessary elaborateness in details

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Examples

  • A little fussiness is sometimes just what we need or want.

    Toast and the Truffled Eggs

  • Alongside the fussiness is a growing preservationist movement.

    The Ranch-Style House is Cool Again | Impact Lab

  • His carefulness about rehearsals was called fussiness; his determination that the singers should not at their own sweet pleasure mar fine operas with interpolations, alterations and “liberties” generally, was called interference with their rights.

    Richard Wagner

  • His carefulness about rehearsals was called fussiness; his determination that the singers should not at their own sweet pleasure mar fine operas with interpolations, alterations and "liberties" generally, was called interference with their rights.

    Richard Wagner Composer of Operas

  • That kind of fussiness seems a little misdirected to me.

    The Obnoxious Chef

  • The latest additions to the Similac family include Similac Sensitive ™ and Similac Sensitive R.S. ™ – both designed to address common feeding problems such as fussiness and gas – and Similac® Go & Grow ™, designed to help older babies get the nutrition they need as solid foods are introduced into their diets.

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  • Well, the upshot of the endoscopy is that I don't have the bacteria they suspected most likely, so I probably don't have an ulcer, but they're giving me ulcer medicine anyway famotidine: side effects may include "fussiness".

    Ch-ch-ch-changes

  • That's just the kind of fussiness that stops me in my tracks every time.

    Chocolate-Glazed Hazelnut Mousse Cake.

  • Can it be simply "fussiness"; since the people who have the least to do commonly make the most flutter about doing it?

    The Diary of a Goose Girl

  • - Reduce 'fussiness' and improve quality of sleep Advantages for parents:

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