- The definition of fussy is a person demanding attention, complaining a lot or worrying about nothing.
- An example of fussy is a baby who's only happy when being held.
- An example of fussy is someone who anxiously paces their house making everything perfect.
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adjective fuss·i·er, fuss·i·est
- Easily upset; given to bouts of ill temper: a fussy baby.
- Paying great or excessive attention to personal tastes and appearance; fastidious: He was always fussy about clothes.
- Calling for or requiring great attention to sometimes trivial details: a fussy actuarial problem.
- Full of superfluous details: “It can indeed be fussy, filling with ornament what should be empty space” (H.D.F. Kitto).
- fussˈi·ly adverb
- fussˈi·ness noun