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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [choo-zee]
    • /ˈtʃu zi/
    • /ˈtʃuː.zi/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [choo-zee]
    • /ˈtʃu zi/

Definitions of choosy word

  • adjective choosy 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. 3
  • adjective choosy particular in making a choice; difficult to please 3
  • adjective choosy very careful or fussy in choosing 3
  • adjective choosy hard to please, particular; fastidious, especially in making a selection: She's too choosy about food. 1
  • noun choosy Overly fastidious in making a choice. 1
  • adjective choosy person: fussy, selective 1

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Origin of choosy

First appearance:

before 1860
One of the 29% newest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1860-65; choose + -y1

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Parts of speech for Choosy


choosy popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 74% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

choosy usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for choosy

adj choosy

  • selective — having the function or power of selecting; making a selection.
  • finicky — excessively particular or fastidious; difficult to please; fussy.
  • dainty — If you describe a movement, person, or object as dainty, you mean that they are small, delicate, and pretty.
  • eclectic — selecting or choosing from various sources.
  • fastidious — excessively particular, critical, or demanding; hard to please: a fastidious eater.

adjective choosy

  • fussy — excessively busy with trifles; anxious or particular about petty details.
  • demanding — A demanding job or task requires a lot of your time, energy, or attention.
  • discriminating — to make or constitute a distinction in or between; differentiate: a mark that discriminates the original from the copy.

Antonyms for choosy

adj choosy

  • open — not closed or barred at the time, as a doorway by a door, a window by a sash, or a gateway by a gate: to leave the windows open at night.
  • undemanding — requiring or claiming more than is generally felt by others to be due: a demanding teacher.
  • fastidious — excessively particular, critical, or demanding; hard to please: a fastidious eater.
  • unfussy — full of details, especially in excess: His writing is so fussy I lose the thread of the story.

adjective choosy

  • indifferent — without interest or concern; not caring; apathetic: his indifferent attitude toward the suffering of others.

Top questions with choosy

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