Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

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parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: excessive nervous activity or needless attention.
As far as I'm concerned, there is way too much fuss over this wedding.
ado, dither, fidgeting, flutter, nitpicking, pother, stir, to-do
similar words:
bluster, bustle, commotion, flurry, fret, furor, hustle, lather, stew, tumult
definition 2: an argument, complaint, or dispute, esp. over something unimportant.
Don't make a fuss over such a trivial thing.Can you explain to me what this fuss between the two of you is all about?
bicker, commotion, row, ruckus, rumpus, spat, squabble, tiff
similar words:
coil, dispute, grouch, grouse, grumble, quarrel, racket, set-to, to-do, tumult
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: fusses, fussing, fussed
definition 1: to pay excessive attention to unimportant things.
She fusses over her hair every morning.
fiddle, fidget, niggle, pother
similar words:
nitpick, putter, stew, tinker
definition 2: to complain, esp. peevishly.
The baby fussed and cried all afternoon.He's always fussing about the price of things.
fret, whine
similar words:
beef, bellyache, bitch, carp, cavil, complain, crab, gripe, grouch, grouse, grumble, kick, niggle, quibble, repine, squawk, stew
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to disturb with trifles; bother.
I'm perfectly capable of making this decision myself, so please don't fuss.
bother, gripe, pester, pother, worry
similar words:
annoy, nag, perturb, rattle
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derivation: fusser (n.)