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

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

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Word Origin & History

1831, from fuss + -y (2).
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