Definitions for: Fuss


[n] a rapid bustling commotion
[n] petty quarrel
[n] an angry disturbance; "he didn't want to make a fuss"; "they had labor trouble"; "a spot of bother"
[n] an excited state of agitation; "he was in a dither"; "there was a terrible flap about the theft"
[v] worry unnecessarily of excessively
[v] care for like a mother; "She fusses over her husband"



Webster (1913) Definition: Fuss, n. [Cf. Fusome.]
1. A tumult; a bustle; unnecessary or annoying ado about
trifles. --Byron.

Zealously, assiduously, and with a minimum of fuss
or noise --Carlyle.

2. One who is unduly anxious about trifles. [R.]

I am a fuss and I don't deny it. --W. D.
Howell.


Fuss, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Fussed; p. pr. & vb. n.
Fussing.]
To be overbusy or unduly anxious about trifles; to make a
bustle or ado. --Sir W. Scott.

Synonyms: ado, bicker, bickering, bother, bustle, dither, flap, flurry, fret, hassle, hustle, mother, niggle, overprotect, pother, spat, squabble, stir, tiff, tizzy, trouble

See Also: agitation, care, commotion, din, disturbance, dither, dustup, flap, give care, perturbation, pother, quarrel, row, ruckus, ruction, rumpus, run-in, scruple, tumult, words, worry, wrangle

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