Fuss - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |fʌs|  American pronunciation of the word fuss
Brit.  |fʌs|  British pronunciation of the word fuss
- an excited state of agitation (syn: dither, flap, pother, tizzy)
- an angry disturbance (syn: bother, hassle, trouble)
he didn't want to make a fuss
- a quarrel about petty points (syn: bicker, bickering, pettifoggery, spat, squabble, tiff)
- a rapid active commotion (syn: ado, bustle, flurry, hustle, stir)
- worry unnecessarily or excessively (syn: fret, niggle)
don't fuss too much over the grandchildren--they are quite big now
- care for like a mother (syn: mother)
She fusses over her husband


They got down to business without any fuss.

What is all the fuss about?

Her new novel has caused quite a fuss.

I don't want to make a fuss, but this soup is cold.

She'll fuss the whole time we're gone.

I told him not to fuss.

The baby fussed all day.

Stop fussing and get to work!

He's fussing about his new assignment.

He made a big fuss over his favorite niece.

I am a fuss, and I don't deny it.

She must be very nervous, she fusses about all the time.

James said he'd better be getting back or there'd be a fuss.

The Steamatic enables you to clean any carpet with the minimum of fuss.

They wanted a quiet wedding without any fuss.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: fuss
he/she/it: fusses
present participle: fussing
past tense: fussed
past participle: fussed
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