fussy vs grouchy what difference

what is difference between fussy and grouchy

English

Etymology

fuss +‎ -y

Pronunciation

  • enPR: fŭ.s’i, IPA(key): /ˈfʌ.si/
  • Rhymes: -ʌsi

Adjective

fussy (comparative fussier, superlative fussiest)

  1. Anxious or particular about petty details; hard to please.
  2. Having a tendency to fuss, cry, or be bad-tempered/ill-tempered (especially of babies).
  3. Having much unnecessary detail or decoration.

Synonyms

  • See also Thesaurus:fastidious

Related terms

  • fuss

Translations

See also

  • pedantic
  • picky


English

Etymology

US 1895. From grouch +‎ -y. Originally US college student slang.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɹaʊtʃi/
  • Rhymes: -aʊtʃi

Adjective

grouchy (comparative grouchier, superlative grouchiest)

  1. (originally college slang) Irritable; easily upset; angry; tending to complain. [From 1895]
    His boss gets grouchy when deadlines draw near.

Synonyms

  • cranky, grumpy, tetchy; See also Thesaurus:irritable

Derived terms

  • grouchies
  • grouchily
  • grouchiness
  • ungrouchy

Related terms

  • grouch

Translations

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