fiddly
adjective Date: 1926 chiefly British requiring close attention to detail ; fussy; especially requiring an annoying amount of close attention <
the tiny control buttons on the back are fiddly — M. J. McNamara
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  • fiddly — [[t]fɪ̱dəli[/t]] fiddlier, fiddliest ADJ GRADED: oft ADJ to inf Something that is fiddly is difficult to do or use because it involves small or complicated objects. [BRIT] It was a time consuming and fiddly job... Fish can be fiddly to cook …   English dictionary

  • fiddly — UK [ˈfɪd(ə)lɪ] / US adjective Word forms fiddly : adjective fiddly comparative fiddlier superlative fiddliest informal difficult and annoying because you have to make small complicated movements with your fingers Bony fish are so fiddly to eat …   English dictionary

  • fiddly — adjective 1 difficult to do because you have to deal with very small objects: He managed to fix the television, but it was a fiddly job. 2 unimportant, slightly difficult, and annoying: I can t be bothered with all the fiddly details …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • fiddly — adjective /ˈfɪdli/ Requiring dexterity to operate. The buttons on the tiny mobile phone were too fiddly …   Wiktionary

  • fiddly — adj. Fiddly is used with these nouns: ↑job …   Collocations dictionary

  • fiddly — fid|dly [ˈfıdli] adj BrE informal difficult to do, especially because you have to deal with very small objects ▪ Fixing the TV was a fiddly job …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fiddly — fid|dly [ fıdli ] adjective MAINLY BRITISH INFORMAL difficult and annoying because you have to make small complicated movements with your fingers …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fiddly — adj. (British) bothersome, annoying, awkward …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fiddly — adjective (fiddlier, fiddliest) Brit. informal complicated and awkward to do or use …   English new terms dictionary

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