Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Very careful in choosing; highly selective.

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  • adjective taking care when choosing that what is chosen best suits one's tastes, desires or requirements

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  • adjective difficult to please

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Examples

  • PRINCE: The courts are kind of choosy about which cases are appropriate for a class action, but this has all the makings.

    CNN Transcript Mar 30, 2007

  • During a dialogue session with Yew Tee residents yesterday, Mr Shanmugam jumped to the defence of foreigners and blamed locals for being "choosy" about jobs instead.

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  • During a dialogue session with Yew Tee residents yesterday, Mr Shanmugam jumped to the defence of foreigners and blamed locals for being "choosy" about jobs instead.

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  • But some apparently healthy sperm failed to activate these changes, leading to the suggestion that the female system can be "choosy" about its biological mate, she said.

    Medindia Health News

  • "That's where the dance can go wrong with some couples -- if the male signals are not strong enough, or if the female system is too 'choosy'."

    Medindia Health News

  • However, the plantations are unattractive to local people, not because the people are 'choosy' but because they can't live on the pittances offered as wages.

    Malaysia independent news

  • However, the plantations are unattractive to local people, not because the people are 'choosy' but because they can't live on the pittances offered as wages.

    Malaysia independent news

  • However, the plantations are unattractive to local people, not because the people are 'choosy' but because they can't live on the pittances offered as wages.

    Malaysia independent news

  • From high-end jewelry artisans to women with a penchant for being "choosy," the latest crop of Atlanta designers proves that building a business can start at home.

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  • The Giddy Tigress says: Yes, O+ve donors are the most * generous "of them all, but also the most" choosy "

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