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Meaning & Definition of Fuss in English

English

Fuss

/fəs/

noun

1. An excited state of agitation

  • "He was in a dither"
  • "There was a terrible flap about the theft"
    synonym:
  • dither
  • ,
  • pother
  • ,
  • fuss
  • ,
  • tizzy
  • ,
  • flap

2. An angry disturbance

  • "He didn't want to make a fuss"
  • "They had labor trouble"
  • "A spot of bother"
    synonym:
  • fuss
  • ,
  • trouble
  • ,
  • bother
  • ,
  • hassle

3. A quarrel about petty points

    synonym:
  • bicker
  • ,
  • bickering
  • ,
  • spat
  • ,
  • tiff
  • ,
  • squabble
  • ,
  • pettifoggery
  • ,
  • fuss

4. A rapid active commotion

    synonym:
  • bustle
  • ,
  • hustle
  • ,
  • flurry
  • ,
  • ado
  • ,
  • fuss
  • ,
  • stir

verb

1. Worry unnecessarily or excessively

  • "Don't fuss too much over the grandchildren--they are quite big now"
    synonym:
  • fuss
  • ,
  • niggle
  • ,
  • fret

2. Care for like a mother

  • "She fusses over her husband"
    synonym:
  • mother
  • ,
  • fuss
  • ,
  • overprotect

Examples of using

Don't make a fuss.
Don't make a fuss.