fuss fuss  /ˈfəs/


  1. (n) an excited state of agitation
  2. (n) an angry disturbance
  3. (n) a quarrel about petty points
  4. (n) a rapid active commotion
  5. (v) worry unnecessarily or excessively
  6. (v) care for like a mother

Derived Word(s)


  1. Been a big fuss this week because Michelle Obama wore shorts.
  2. During the three-month drama some members of the Bancroft family, which controlled Dow Jones, made much fuss over the Rupe's supposed lack of journalistic values.
  3. Simply, cleanly and with no fuss--complete with a thick layer of crema atop the espresso.


  1. Planning board consultant raises concerns over proposed Somerset subdivision

    The Planning Board’s consultant said a two-lot subdivision proposed at the former Old Buffington Farm Nursery and Garden Center presents difficulties with lot configuration and recommended not accepting the proposed roadway off Buffington Street as a town road. Engineers from Fuss & O’Neill issued three pages and 38 items of recommendations, changes and related issues to the Planning Board.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Fall River Herald News

  2. Red Stars’ two-game winning streak snapped

    The Chicago Red Stars saw their two-game winning streak snapped Thursday when they dropped a 2-0 decision to FC Kansas City in Lisle. Casey Loyd and Courtney Jones scored for FC Kansas City. Loyd converted a penalty kick in the 26th minute after Sonja Fuss was called for a foul.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Daily Herald

  3. Entertainment Weekly makes a fuss about Stevens Point fantasy author Patrick Rothfuss

    It's the latest rave for Rothfuss' wildly popular, best-selling fantasy novels.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Capital Times


  1. Ronald is obviously over the moon with the honor, and he said that, "It's more exciting than the Oscar because of the secrecy that's involved. The Oscar is a sudden shock, you take it all in and people make a fuss. But this feels like a very big...
    on Jun 14, 2010 By: Ronald Harwood Source: Thaindian.com

  2. "I don't understand what the fuss is about," Burress said, surrounded by at least as many TV cameras, microphones and notepads as Brady was two hours earlier. "Nobody wants to lose. All this is entertainment. It's sports, and sports are...
    on Jan 30, 2008 By: Plaxico Burress Source: SportingNews.com

  3. "I'm 100 percent OK," said Federer, who is 26-1 in the last four Australian Opens. "I could have maybe played on Saturday, but I didn't want all the fuss - the media, analyzing my game, thinking they know best and all that."
    on Jan 15, 2008 By: Roger Federer Source: Herald Zeitung

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