Translation of fussy in Spanish:

fussy

exigente, adj.

Pronunciation /ˈfʌsi//ˈfəsi/

adjective

  • 1

    (fastidious)
    exigente
    quisquilloso
    they're fussy eaters son unos tiquismiquis para la comida informal
    • to be fussy about sth ser exigente / quisquilloso con algo
    • what would you like to drink? — I'm not fussy ¿qué quieres tomar? — cualquier cosa / me da lo mismo
    • I'm horrible to work with; I'm so fussy and picky.
    • They are also fussy in selecting life-long partners so, understandably, courting takes ages, as does the honeymoon before baby arrives.
    • If you find a Stream with a badly worn interior it's either been to the moon and back or had a very hard life, so be fussy and accept only the best.
    • I am old, cynical, bitter, twisted, awkward, difficult, fussy, and generally hard to please.
    • ‘I'm very choosy in selecting characters, and very fussy about my role,’ she admits.
    • They require moderate water and are not particularly fussy about feeding.
    • Adults are fussy and picky; adults only want to deal in logic and real life.
    • I know, some are fussy and require extra attention while others are completely elusive, but that's part of their charm.
    • He was as fussy and fastidious as many great writers, prone to restless and often tiny adjustments.
    • I would stay away from the clovers, since they can be harder for the fussy stomachs of horses.
    • Many young children go through periods of being fussy eaters and this is a normal part of growing up.
    • Women enjoy the attentiveness of Shanghai men but can't stand their being fussy and ‘picky’.
    • A fussy mother of the Caucasian bride and an over-zealous traditional aunt of the East-Indian groom make this road to marital bliss rougher than it needs to be.
    • Judging by his phony picture he's one of those fussy, antiseptic, precocious little boys that mothers adore and fathers get used to.
    • They're earthy and considerate lovers: refined, reliable and ready to please - but fussy about surroundings.
    • It is hard to understand how anyone can be fussy about the tidiness of his/her own surrounds and yet have no concern for the feelings of the people living near where the plastic bags were dumped.
    • Beginners should avoid difficult, fussy crops such as cauliflower.
    • My mother is very fussy about dogs and she surely tested a dozen before settling on Max.
    • This is especially important for veggie or fussy diners who are pernickety about kitchen hygiene or the authenticity of their dishes.
    • It's not hard and roses aren't really all that fussy, but the creation of a proper rosebed can mean the difference between mediocre roses and absolutely fabulous ones.
  • 2

    (elaborate)
    (detail/pattern) recargado
    • He doesn't believe in posh sauces and fussy recipes - if the meat is good, it won't be dry.
    • The arrangements are intricate without being fussy or complicated for the sake of it.
    • On the other hand, there are good signs in terms of design becoming less fussy: Flash is less prevalent as a design tool and advertising is still pretty manageable.
    • The interior is very smart, not too fussy or full of showy gadgets or dials.
    • The effect, in the end, is a little fussy, everything too pretty and tight.
    • Old-fashioned fussy and ornate hearths, by contrast, are out.
    • Once he began to waltz with Katie, these clothes seemed fussy, embarrassingly showy.
    • I felt that the food then was unnecessarily fussy.
    • The stage is constantly alive with the details of everyday life, but nothing looks fussy or threatens to interfere with the personalities who dominate the action.
    • Don't go nuts with fussy extras and garish details.
    • In complete contrast to the UK, the multicourse gastronomic menu is on the retreat in Paris, and is being replaced by a new emphasis on less fussy, less expensive food.
    • The low-backed sofa, scattered with plain white and fuzzy-upholstered cushions, is warm and welcoming without being fussy, elaborate, or ornate.
    • It would come as no surprise to find these pieces described as either French or English, c.1840-50, but the decoration is too ornate and fussy for this period.
    • The Gustavian style - a reaction against fussy rococo interiors - originated in 1770s Sweden and is still popular.
    • No more fussy garnishes and elaborate sauces for me, it's simple combinations that count.
    • In the stuffy room, its walls lined with fussy little ornaments, but no photos of family or friends, I nestled into my brother and promptly fell asleep as only a child can do.
  • 3

    (movement) nervioso
    • He was not keen on gardening but was fussy about his lawns, which must have mowing stripes and no moss.
    • Second, any man so concerned and fussy about the details of a tooth-pick case is definitely a fop, a dandy.
    • Simple, elegant forms and natural textures are used in a design that emphasises warmth and comfort without relying on fussy detailing and excessive decoration.
    • The novel follows Dylan from the time he accidentally kills a cat, at age five, through an especially anxious adolescence, into an adulthood as a somewhat fussy music critic.
    • Otherwise Vanessa worked the field once in a while, decorating fussy people's living rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms, and other such rooms.
    • And when it came to details, he was known to be worse than a fussy abbess running a nunnery.
    • This can seem a lot of work, pedantic and fussy but is truly worth it if you can manage.
    • The Grand Captain was a known perfectionist, and would have driven many of his men to frustration with his fussy attention to details if not for his charisma.
    • Most often it doesn't and he goes all sullen and broody, muttering about fussy neighbours and piling even more garden waste on the smoking heap.
    • He hasn't become a millionaire filmmaker by being too fussy with the facts.
    • Lauren took things as they came for the most part, a particular boy band freak, and not too fussy when it came to clothes and makeup.
    • Fortunately, or unfortunately, depending on how ya look at it, the fussy scoldpottle gatekeepers of Christian correctitude don't take to such jive nonsense.
    • Our first built projects were very important because they made us realize how fussy we need to be with details in order to get good results.