fussy

[fuhs-ee]
adjective, fussier, fussiest.
1.
excessively busy with trifles; anxious or particular about petty details.
2.
hard to satisfy or please: a fussy eater.
3.
(of clothes, decoration, etc.) elaborately made, trimmed, or decorated: All the bric-a-brac gave the room a fussy, cluttered look.
4.
full of details, especially in excess: His writing is so fussy I lose the thread of the story.

Origin:
1825–35; fuss + -y1

fussily, adverb
fussiness, noun
overfussy, adjective
unfussily, adverb
unfussiness, noun
unfussy, adjective


2. particular, choosy, finicky, persnickety.
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fussy (ˈfʌsɪ)
 
adj , fussier, fussiest
1.  inclined to fuss over minor points
2.  very particular about detail
3.  characterized by overelaborate detail: the furniture was too fussy to be elegant
 
'fussily
 
adv
 
'fussiness
 
n

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fussy
1831, from fuss + -y (2).
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Example sentences
There were lots of fussy roosters in the neighboring lot, but it didn't matter.
No fussy logic and it will not give some people much of a warm and fuzzy
  feeling knowing that digital is less forgiving standard.
It's a fussy phrase that describes something quite simple.
The food is amply portioned, fairly priced and completely sophisticated but not
  remotely fussy.
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