what is difference between fussy and grouchy
fuss + -y
- enPR: fŭ.s’i, IPA(key): /ˈfʌ.si/
- Rhymes: -ʌsi
fussy (comparative fussier, superlative fussiest)
- Anxious or particular about petty details; hard to please.
- Having a tendency to fuss, cry, or be bad-tempered/ill-tempered (especially of babies).
- Having much unnecessary detail or decoration.
- See also Thesaurus:fastidious
US 1895. From grouch + -y. Originally US college student slang.
- IPA(key): /ˈɡɹaʊtʃi/
- Rhymes: -aʊtʃi
grouchy (comparative grouchier, superlative grouchiest)
- (originally college slang) Irritable; easily upset; angry; tending to complain. [From 1895]
- His boss gets grouchy when deadlines draw near.
- cranky, grumpy, tetchy; See also Thesaurus:irritable
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