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Synonyms for fussiness

unnecessary elaborateness in details

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The differences in sleep structure may explain some of the behavioral differences between fussy and non-fussy infants or there may be some other underlying cause of the fussiness, and this causes the sleep disturbances.
People who produce a certain fussy order, on the other hand, tend to try to justify why that kind of fussiness is necessary.
But their post-Vampire Weekend cultural carpetbagging sorely needs sharp songs to focus the fussiness.
Strangely, the grubbiness of the child is in exact proportion to the fussiness of its eating and dressing habits.
Call your child's doctor if the fussiness persists for more than 24 hours.
CHILDREN who drive their parents mad by refusing to eat fruit and veg could be demonstrating an evolutionary fussiness trait designed to protect them from harm, research claims today.
The common side-effects, pain, redness and swelling at the injection site, fever, and fussiness were the same as for the individual vaccines.
Constant road rumbles were the most noticeable noise, with mechanical fussiness only apparent under hard use.
Many parents and doctors have discovered that whispering into the infant's ear will end the fussiness.
Smoking not only affects growth but can make a baby's behaviour swing between fussiness and indifference.
To make the concept as broadly appealing as we can we have created a range of food and beverage items without the fussiness associated with conventional restaurants.
Is some of the fussiness or feeding problems of some newborns really nicotine withdrawal?
Try foods eight or 10 times, even after refusals, and introduce a new food every few days for variety and to avoid later fussiness.
It is an indictment of the fussiness of modern football that one of the most skilful, creative players in the world is in danger of missing out on the most important match in club football for the second time in his career.
Colic was first defined in 1954, and that definition, which is still used, is "spells of unexplained fussiness or crying lasting longer than three hours per day, three days per week, and continuing for more than three weeks in (otherwise healthy) infants younger than three months old.