1. [ verb ] worry unnecessarily or excessively
Synonyms: fret niggle

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

Related terms: worry scruple dither fret
2. [ noun ] an excited state of agitation
Synonyms: pother tizzy flap dither

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

Related terms: agitation dither
3. [ verb ] care for like a mother
Synonyms: mother overprotect

"She fusses over her husband"

Related terms: care bustle
4. [ noun ] a quarrel about petty points
Synonyms: bickering squabble tiff spat pettifoggery bicker
Related terms: quarrel quibble
5. [ noun ] an angry disturbance
Synonyms: trouble hassle bother

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

Related terms: perturbation harass
6. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 22275
7. [ noun ] a rapid bustling commotion
Synonyms: flurry bustle ado stir hustle
Related terms: commotion mother bustle
Similar spelling:   fussy