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.

Primary Meanings of fuss

1.
n
an excited state of agitation
2.
v
care for like a mother
Full Definitions of fuss
1

n an excited state of agitation

Synonyms:
dither, flap, pother, tizzy
Type of:
agitation
a mental state of extreme emotional disturbance

n an angry disturbance

“he didn't want to make a fuss
Synonyms:
bother, hassle, trouble
Type of:
disturbance, perturbation
activity that is a malfunction, intrusion, or interruption

n a quarrel about petty points

Synonyms:
bicker, bickering, pettifoggery, spat, squabble, tiff
Type of:
dustup, quarrel, row, run-in, words, wrangle
an angry dispute

n a rapid active commotion

Synonyms:
ado, bustle, flurry, hustle, stir
Type of:
commotion, din, ruckus, ruction, rumpus, tumult
the act of making a noisy disturbance
2

v care for like a mother

“She fusses over her husband”
Synonyms:
mother, overprotect
Type of:
care, give care
provide care for

v worry unnecessarily or excessively

“don't fuss too much over the grandchildren--they are quite big now”
Synonyms:
fret, niggle
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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