Definitions

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  • n. The quality of being fiddly; complicated awkwardness.

Etymologies

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fiddly +‎ -ness

Examples

  • It has to do with the fiddliness of the 3. 5e minis rules.

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  • I have discovered that for me, fiddliness in hot chocolate is not any kind of flaw, but rather a virtue: I like messing with the whisk and more than one measure and having multiple steps.

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  • I always think it's harder than it is, but once I start making them, I always wonder what my mental hangup is about them - probably the fiddliness of making the ridges (altho that isn't even mandatory).

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  • My gaming group is using a similar house rule already in 3. 5e to minimize fiddliness.

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  • It's a system that works perfectly, and along with instant refills for missiles and health, removes much of the fiddliness of recent incarnations.

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  • It is a fandango, and you do have to be in the mood, because the fiddliness continues into the menu, which is a simple and very good-value deal at lunch (£18 for two courses), but in the evening lets you choose three, four or five courses (or "plats") at £35, £45 or £55.

    Restaurant: Gauthier Soho, London W1

  • The characteristic Paula Wolfert fiddliness was exactly what I was looking for-I wanted to fuss a bit over my one-time truffle, yet not to drown it in extras; after all, I was wondering what it tasted like.

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  • The advantages are numerous: I've done intarsia before, I won't have to re-write the pattern, less fiddliness.

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  • It was always annoyingly too long for me, but this time I got fed up with its length and fiddliness.

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  • They reckon that the sheer fiddliness of some financial cases threatens to overwhelm the skills and patience of standard commercial courts.

    The Economist: Correspondent's diary

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