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Verb: fuss  fús
  1. Worry unnecessarily or excessively
    "don't fuss too much over the grandchildren--they are quite big now";
    - niggle, fret
     
  2. Care for like a mother
    "She fusses over her husband";
    - mother, overprotect
Noun: fuss  fús
  1. An excited state of agitation
    - dither, pother, tizzy, flap, tizz
     
  2. An angry disturbance
    "he didn't want to make a fuss";
    - trouble, bother, hassle, stink
     
  3. A quarrel about petty points
    - bicker, bickering, spat, tiff, squabble, pettifoggery, brannigan [US]
     
  4. A rapid active commotion
    - bustle, hustle, flurry, ado, stir

Derived forms: fussing, fussed, fusses

Type of: agitation, blue [Austral, NZ], care, commotion, din, disturbance, dustup, give care, perturbation, quarrel, row[2], ruckus, ruction, rumpus, run-in, sweat, tumult, words, worry, wrangle

Encyclopedia: Fuss