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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 [informal], flap [informal], tizz [informal]
     
  2. An angry disturbance
    "he didn't want to make a fuss";
    - trouble, bother, hassle [informal], shindy [informal], stink [informal]
     
  3. A quarrel about petty points
    - bicker, bickering, spat [informal], tiff [informal], squabble, pettifoggery, brannigan [US, informal]
     
  4. A rapid active commotion
    - bustle, hustle, flurry, ado, stir

Derived forms: fussing, fussed, fusses

See also: carry-on [Brit, informal], commotion, disruption, disturbance, flutter, hoo-ha [informal], hoo-hah [informal], hurly burly, kerfuffle [Brit, informal], song and dance [Brit, informal], to-do [informal]

Type of: agitation, barney [Brit, informal], blue [Austral, NZ, informal], bunfight [Brit, informal], bun-fight [Brit, informal], bust-up [informal], care, commotion, ding-dong [Brit, informal], disturbance, dustup [informal], dust-up, give care, perturbation, quarrel, row[2], ruckus [informal], ruction, rumpus [informal], run-in [informal], slanging match [Brit, informal], sweat [N. Amer, informal], tumult, words, worry, wrangle

Encyclopedia: Fuss