fussiness fussiness


  1. (n) an irritable petulant feeling
  2. (n) unnecessary elaborateness in details


  1. Whether he's creating bird feeders or webcams, Beck's philosophy is to streamline the fussiness out of our gadget-happy culture.
  2. What O'Neill would call rigor, Bush officials say, was an excessive fussiness that led to policy gridlock and sniping within the economic team.
  3. Youngsters now pick out their playthings with the fussiness of a young professional shopping for his or her first Saab.


  • Jeff Bezos Is Brilliant, but Amazon's Dominance Is Not Inevitable

    REUTERS CEO Jeff Bezos is a magician. At a time when investors scrutinize quarterly earnings reports with a microbiologist's fussiness, Bezos has persuaded Wall Street to accept minuscule profits or worse ...
    on August 21, 2013     Source: The Atlantic via Yahoo! Finance


  • CBS News National Correspondent Dean Reynolds noted yesterday that the McCain campaign accused Obama of reacting to McCain's aggressiveness "with a mix of fussiness and hysteria."
    on Jul 31, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Atlantic Online

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