An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (hard to satisfy)
a. quisquilloso
She was so fussy that there wasn't a single restaurant in town that suited her tastes.Era tan quisquillosa que no había ni un solo restaurante en la ciudad que se adecuara a sus gustos.
b. exigente
My boss is going to drive me crazy. He's very fussy over every minute detail of the project.Mi jefe me va a volver loco. Es muy exigente con cada detalle mínimo del proyecto.
c. tiquismiquis (with food)
My children are fussy eaters, so it's always difficult to please them.Mis hijos son tiquismiquis con la comida, por lo que siempre es difícil complacerlos.
2. (elaborate)
a. recargado
All the excessive decorations made the room appear extremely fussy.Los adornos excesivos hacían que el cuarto pareciera sumamente recargado.
3. (anxious)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. nervioso
Joanne is a very fussy baby; she never seems to be happy.Joanne es una bebé muy nerviosa; nunca parece estar contenta.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (person)
a. quisquilloso(a), tiquismiquis
I'm not fussyme da lo mismo
2. (dress, decor)
a. recargado(a)
fussy [ˈfʌsɪ]
fussier (comparative)fussiest (superlative)
1 (exacting) [+person] quisquilloso
it is as if everything has been sorted out by a fussy spinster, folded neatly and put in its proper place the referee was very fussy, wouldn't let anything pass his eagle eye
they'll think you're fussy if you ring them van a creer que eres quisquilloso or difícil si les llamas
you can't afford to be too fussy about where it comes from
children are often fussy eaters los niños son a menudo quisquillosos or especiales para la comida
he's a fussy [eater]
he's very fussy about detail es muy escrupuloso or meticuloso con los detalles
(selective) selectivo
I'm very fussy about the parts I take on soy muy selectivo a la hora de elegir papeles; no elijo cualquier papel
graduates can't afford to be fussy about what jobs they take
I'm very fussy about what I wear soy muy especial a la hora de vestir
she's very fussy [about] what she wears
I'm not fussy me da igual; me da lo mismo
2 (elaborate) [+design, clothes] recargado; con muchos ringorrangos (informal)
we're not very keen on floral patterns and fussy designs The mature woman should avoid fussy details and prints that detract from her face she wore a dress of some soft material that was slightly too fussy for her You may think net curtains are fussy or old-fashioned
3 (nervous) [+manner] nervioso
her aunt was small with a rather fussy manner something about Mr. Herbert tickled her, his precise, fussy mannerisms, his reserve
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