fuss

If you are making a fuss, settle down! A fuss is a state of excitement, and it's usually about something not worth worrying or "fussing" about.

Most fusses are types of commotion. If someone makes a fuss, they're overexcited and in a tizzy over something, like someone who can't stop asking questions. Another fuss is angrier: you might say "What's the fuss?" if you hear two people yelling at each other. A fuss is also any kind of hubbub or whirlwind of activity, like a huge crowd swarming toward a sale. Parents tend to fuss over their children. Someone who fusses is worrying too much.

Definitions of fuss
  1. noun
    an excited state of agitation
    synonyms: dither, flap, pother, tizzy
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    type of:
    agitation
    a mental state of extreme emotional disturbance
  2. noun
    an angry disturbance
    “he didn't want to make a fuss
    synonyms: bother, hassle, trouble
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    type of:
    disturbance, perturbation
    activity that is a malfunction, intrusion, or interruption
  3. noun
    a quarrel about petty points
  4. noun
    a rapid active commotion
    synonyms: ado, bustle, flurry, hustle, stir
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    type of:
    commotion, din, ruckus, ruction, rumpus, tumult
    the act of making a noisy disturbance
  5. verb
    care for like a mother
    “She fusses over her husband”
    synonyms: mother, overprotect
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    type of:
    care, give care
    provide care for
  6. verb
    worry unnecessarily or excessively
    “don't fuss too much over the grandchildren--they are quite big now”
    synonyms: fret, niggle
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    types:
    scruple
    raise scruples
    dither, flap, pother
    make a fuss; be agitated
    type of:
    worry
    be worried, concerned, anxious, troubled, or uneasy
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