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Definition 1: a rapid active commotion - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for fuss in the sense of this definition

(fuss is a kind of ...) the act of making a noisy disturbance

Definition 2: a quarrel about petty points - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for fuss in the sense of this definition

(fuss is a kind of ...) an angry dispute

"they had a quarrel" "they had words"

Definition 3: an angry disturbance - [noun denoting event]

Samples where fuss or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for fuss in the sense of this definition

(fuss is a kind of ...) activity that is a malfunction, intrusion, or interruption

"the term `distress' connotes some degree of perturbation and emotional upset" "he looked around for the source of the disturbance" "there was a disturbance of neural function"

Definition 4: an excited state of agitation - [noun denoting state]

Samples where fuss or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was in a dither
  • there was a terrible flap about the theft

Synonyms for fuss in the sense of this definition

(fuss is a kind of ...) a mental state of extreme emotional disturbance

Definition 5: worry unnecessarily or excessively - [verb of emotion]

Samples where fuss or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for fuss in the sense of this definition

(fuss is a kind of ...) be worried, concerned, anxious, troubled, or uneasy

"I worry about my job"

(... is a kind of fuss ) raise scruples

"He lied and did not even scruple about it"

(... is a kind of fuss ) make a fuss; be agitated

Samples where fuss or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She fusses over her husband

Synonyms for fuss in the sense of this definition

(fuss is a kind of ...) provide care for

"The nurse was caring for the wounded"

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