or choosey adjective (choosier; -est) Date: 1862 fastidiously selective ; particular <
choosy shoppers

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  • choosy — index particular (exacting), scrupulous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • choosy — 1862, Amer.Eng., from CHOOSE (Cf. choose) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Also sometimes choosey. Related: Choosiness …   Etymology dictionary

  • choosy — [adj] fussy, discriminating dainty, eclectic, exacting, fastidious, finical, finicky, nice, overparticular, particular, persnickety*, picky, prissy, select, selective; concept 404 Ant. undemanding, unfastidious, unfussy …   New thesaurus

  • choosy — ► ADJECTIVE (choosier, choosiest) informal ▪ excessively fastidious in making a choice. DERIVATIVES choosiness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • choosy — ☆ choosy or choosey [cho͞o′zē ] adj. choosier, choosiest Informal very careful or fussy in choosing …   English World dictionary

  • choosy — UK [ˈtʃuːzɪ] / US [ˈtʃuzɪ] adjective Word forms choosy : adjective choosy comparative choosier superlative choosiest someone who is choosy has definite ideas about what they like and will not accept other things Shoppers these days are really… …   English dictionary

  • choosy — choos|y choosey [ˈtʃu:zi] adj informal someone who is choosy will only accept things that they like a lot or they consider to be very good choosy about ▪ She s very choosy about clothes …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • choosy — choos|y [ tʃuzi ] adjective someone who is choosy has definite ideas about what they like and will not accept other things: FUSSY: Shoppers these days are really choosy. Doug was too cold to be choosy about where he spent the night …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • choosy — [[t]tʃu͟ːzi[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ, oft ADJ about n/wh Someone who is choosy is difficult to please because they will only accept something if it is exactly what they want or if it is of very high quality. [mainly INFORMAL] Skiers should …   English dictionary

  • choosy — choosey choosey choosy choosyadj. difficult to please, especially in details. Syn: particular, fussy. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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