Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality of being fussy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The state of being fussy.

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

  • noun an irritable petulant feeling
  • noun 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.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • 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.

    Similac Sensitive R.S. Lactose-Free Formula

  • 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

  • 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".

    Archive 2006-12-01

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

    Chocolate-Glazed Hazelnut Mousse Cake.

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