Definitions for fussfʌs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. an excessive display of attention or activity; needless or useless bustle.

  2. an argument or noisy dispute.

  3. a complaint or protest, esp. about something relatively unimportant:

    to make a fuss.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  4. (v.i.)to make much about trifles.

  5. to complain esp. about something relatively unimportant.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  6. (v.t.)to disturb.

Origin of fuss:

1695–1705; orig. uncert.


Princeton's WordNet

  1. dither, pother, fuss, tizzy, flap(noun)

    an excited state of agitation

    "he was in a dither"; "there was a terrible flap about the theft"

  2. fuss, trouble, bother, hassle(noun)

    an angry disturbance

    "he didn't want to make a fuss"; "they had labor trouble"; "a spot of bother"

  3. bicker, bickering, spat, tiff, squabble, pettifoggery, fuss(noun)

    a quarrel about petty points

  4. bustle, hustle, flurry, ado, fuss, stir(verb)

    a rapid active commotion

  5. fuss, niggle, fret(verb)

    worry unnecessarily or excessively

    "don't fuss too much over the grandchildren--they are quite big now"

  6. mother, fuss, overprotect(verb)

    care for like a mother

    "She fusses over her husband"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. fuss(noun)ʌs

    too much attention, worry, or excitement about sth

    What's all the fuss about?; Please don't make a fuss.

  2. fuss(verb)ʌs

    to pay too much attention to sth or worry too much

    Her mother was fussing over the wedding plans.


  1. fuss(Noun)

    (countable or uncountable) excessive activity, worry, bother, or talk about something

  2. fuss(Noun)

    a complaint or noise

    If you make enough of a fuss about the problem, maybe they'll fix it for you.

  3. fuss(Noun)

    an exhibition of affection or admiration

    They made a great fuss over the new baby.

  4. fuss(Verb)

    To show affection for, especially animals.

    His grandmother will never quit fussing over his vegetarianism.

  5. fuss(Verb)

    To be very worried or excited about something, often too much.

    His grandmother will never quit fussing over his vegetarianism.

  6. fuss(Verb)

    To pet.

    Quit fussing with your hair. It looks fine.

  7. fuss(Verb)

    To fiddle; fidget; wiggle, or adjust; to worry something

    Quit fussing with your hair. It looks fine.

  8. fuss(Verb)

    To cry or be ill-humoured.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fuss(noun)

    a tumult; a bustle; unnecessary or annoying ado about trifles

  2. Fuss(noun)

    one who is unduly anxious about trifles

  3. Fuss(verb)

    to be overbusy or unduly anxious about trifles; to make a bustle or ado

Translations for fuss

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


unnecessary excitement, worry or activity, often about something unimportant

Don't make such a fuss.

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