from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Very careful in choosing; highly selective.

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

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  • adj. difficult to please


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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

    The latest WWD Headlines

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

    Giddy Tigers

  • This is an issue that affects The UNITED States of America … it is not something that you can play picky-choosy with … NO ONE in this country should have to deal with the death-panel of no insurance … no one should be forced into bankruptcy by an insurance company.

    Think Progress » Huckabee Inadvertently Argues For Health Insurance Mandate: ‘Everybody Has To Live’

  • If you decide to work with a personal trainer, be choosy and select someone with up-to-date credentials and mastery of many exercise disciplines, who pays attention to both cardio and resistance, and who teaches you exercises you can tackle on your own after your paid sessions end.

    Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.: Boooooooo! What Tricks, Treats Terrify You?

  • But I try to avert problems by being very choosy about who I sell the rights to -- I look for people with fine track records.

    An Interview with Lee Child, 2003


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