Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun fuss

4 senses of fuss

Sense 1
dither, pother, fuss, tizzy, flap -- (an excited state of agitation; "he was in a dither"; "there was a terrible flap about the theft")
       => agitation -- (a mental state of extreme emotional disturbance)

Sense 2
fuss, trouble, bother, hassle -- (an angry disturbance; "he didn't want to make a fuss"; "they had labor trouble"; "a spot of bother")
       => perturbation, disturbance -- (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")

Sense 3
bicker, bickering, spat, tiff, squabble, pettifoggery, fuss -- (a quarrel about petty points)
       => quarrel, wrangle, row, words, run-in, dustup -- (an angry dispute; "they had a quarrel"; "they had words")

Sense 4
bustle, hustle, flurry, ado, fuss, stir -- (a rapid active commotion)
       => commotion, din, ruction, ruckus, rumpus, tumult -- (the act of making a noisy disturbance)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb fuss

2 senses of fuss

Sense 1
fuss, niggle, fret -- (worry unnecessarily or excessively; "don't fuss too much over the grandchildren--they are quite big now")
       => worry -- (be worried, concerned, anxious, troubled, or uneasy; "I worry about my job")

Sense 2
mother, fuss, overprotect -- (care for like a mother; "She fusses over her husband")
       => care, give care -- (provide care for; "The nurse was caring for the wounded")

2022, Cloud WordNet Browser