Definition of choosy in English:

choosy

adjective

informal
  • Overly fastidious in making a choice.

    • ‘She preferred white meat and warm buttered rolls, but she wasn't choosy.’
    • ‘Being too choosy to find a proper suitor for herself, Emma ignores her own romantic desires and endeavors to find a match for her friend.’
    • ‘People have to be very careful about what they buy: real estate's fine but you've just got to be very choosy.’
    • ‘Is he just doing it because he figures at his age, he can't be choosy?’
    • ‘Females are typically more choosy than males when selecting a mate from the pool of available partners.’
    • ‘He is one of our greatest actors but has always been very choosy.’
    • ‘When those factors are combined with much wider experience in overseas travel, people thinking about buying abroad are much more choosy nowadays.’
    • ‘I admit I am very choosy when it comes to making friends - always preferring quality over quantity.’
    • ‘He will be choosy - more so now his own money and reputation is on the block, but also because he wants to use his time and experience to maximum effect.’
    • ‘Second, since employers will be unable to fire someone, they are very choosy about whom they hire.’
    • ‘This young actress plans to be choosy about the director, her co-stars and the script before she signs the dotted line.’
    • ‘He had wanted to work with a bigger equities platform but was choosy about which American house to join, sharing some of his former boss's views but not his prejudices.’
    • ‘Buyers are quite choosy and expect something new all the time, whether it is mobile phone ring tones or data cables for a digital diary.’
    • ‘One can't be choosy when one has been unemployed for five years.’
    • ‘Most of children in rural areas are not very choosy about food and eat few between-meal snacks.’
    • ‘Banks are getting choosy over deposits, discouraging big deposits, particularly from corporates.’
    • ‘According to Christopher McKee, the Navy enjoyed a better public image than the Army during the last century and could be choosy in the young men it recruited.’
    • ‘Analysts say it means consumers can be more choosy, looking for the best deals and that's going to cost the cell phone carriers.’
    • ‘Even the poorest of the poor, when given a choice, can be choosy about brands.’
    • ‘He has 23 years of experience in satisfying hungry customers, some of whom were very choosy about what went into their stomach.’
    fussy, finicky, over-fastidious, over-particular, faddish, difficult to please, hard to please, dainty, exacting, demanding
    discriminating, discerning, selective
    picky, pernickety
    faddy
    persnickety
    nice, overnice
    finical
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Pronunciation:

choosy

/ˈCHo͞ozē/