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fuss

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of fuss

  1. 1 a feeling or declaration of disapproval or dissent she made a fuss over not being picked for the lead role in the play Synonyms of fuss challenge, complaint, demur, demurral, demurrer, difficulty, exception, expostulation, objection, kick, protest, question, remonstrance, stinkWords Related to fuss compunction, doubt, misgiving, qualm, scruple; misunderstanding; cavil, niggle [chiefly British], quibble; argument, conflict, debate, dispute, dissent, hassle, quarrel, squabble, static; censure, criticism; defiance, disobedience, rebellion; distrust, distrustfulness, dubiety, dubitation [archaic], incertitude, indetermination, misdoubt, mistrust, mistrustfulness, reservation, skepticism, suspicion, uncertainty; qualmishness, unease, uneasiness; reluctance, unwillingnessNear Antonyms of fuss willingness; approval, sanction; acceptance, acquiescence, agreement, assent; compliance, obedience

  2. 2 a state of nervous or irritated concern the new parents are always in a fuss over whether the baby is dressed warmly enough Synonyms of fuss dither, fluster, fret, huff, lather, pother, stew, sweat, swelter, swivet, tizzy, twitterWords Related to fuss bother, dudgeon, pique; alarm (also alarum), hand-wringing, panic; ado, agitation, delirium, distraction, furor, hysteria, uproar; nervous breakdown

  3. 3 a state of noisy, confused activity the company managed the move into the new building without any undue fuss Synonyms of fuss ado, alarums and excursions, ballyhoo, blather, bluster, bobbery, bother, bustle, clatter, clutter [chiefly dialect], coil, corroboree [Australian], disturbance, do [chiefly dialect], foofaraw, fun, furor, furore, commotion, helter-skelter, hoo-ha (also hoo-hah), hoopla, hubble-bubble, hubbub, hullabaloo, hurly, hurly-burly, hurricane, hurry, hurry-scurry (or hurry-skurry), kerfuffle [chiefly British], moil, pandemonium, pother, row, ruckus, ruction, rumpus, shindy, splore [Scottish], squall, stew, stir, storm, to-do, tumult, turmoil, uproar, welter, whirl, williwaw, zooWords Related to fuss cacophony, clamor, din, howl, hue and cry, noise, outcry, racket, roar; disorder, unrest, upheaval; eruption, flare-up, flurry, flutter, outbreak, outburst; brawl, fracas, fray, hassle, melee (also mêlée), scuffle; dither, fever, fret, lather, tizzyNear Antonyms of fuss calm, hush, peace, quiet, quietude, rest, stillness, tranquillity (or tranquility); order, orderliness

  4. 4 an expression of dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment none of the employees dared to make a fuss over having to come to work in the huge snowstorm Synonyms of fuss beef, bitch, bleat, carp, complaint, grievance, gripe, grouch, grouse, grumble, holler, kvetch, lament, miserere, moan, murmur, plaint, squawk, wail, whimper, whine, whinge [British], yammerWords Related to fuss challenge, demur, expostulation, kick, niggle [chiefly British], objection, protest, quibble, remonstrance, stinkNear Antonyms of fuss commendation, compliment, plaudit; acclaim, applause, praise; approval, endorsement (also indorsement), sanction


fuss

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of fuss

  1. 1 to express dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment usually tiresomely the eldest daughter is always fussing that she gets stuck with all the chores around the house Synonyms of fuss beef, bellyache, bitch, bleat, carp, caterwaul, crab, croak, complain, gripe, grizzle, grouch, grouse, growl, grumble, grump, holler, inveigh, keen, kick, kvetch, maunder [chiefly British], moan, murmur, mutter, nag, repine, scream, squawk, squeal, wail, whimper, whine, whinge [British], yammer, yawp (or yaup), yowlWords Related to fuss object (to), protest, quarrel (with); cavil, quibble; fret, stew, worry; blubber, cry, sob; bemoan, bewail, deplore, lamentNear Antonyms of fuss accept, bear, countenance, endure, take, tolerate; applaud, cheer, commendAntonyms of fuss crow, delight, rejoice

  2. 2 to make an exaggerated display of affection or enthusiasm fans fussing over their favorite rock guitarist Synonyms of fuss drool, effuse, enthuse, gush, rave, rhapsodize, slobberWords Related to fuss dote (on), fawn; emote

  3. 3 to make often peevish criticisms or objections about matters that are minor, unimportant, or irrelevant the picky eater who fusses over the arrangement of food on his plate or who won't eat the rice if it touches the salad Synonyms of fuss carp, cavil, quibble, niggle, nitpickWords Related to fuss criticize, fault; beef, bellyache, bitch, complain, crab, croak, gripe, grouse, growl, grumble, kick, kvetch, moan, squawk, squeal, wail, whimper, whine, yammer, yawp (or yaup), yowl; murmur, mutterNear Antonyms of fuss applaud, commend, compliment, praise, recommend; approve, back, champion, endorse (also indorse), support

  4. 4 to use flattery or the doing of favors in order to win approval especially from a superior given to fussing over her father whenever she wants a favor or some ready cash Synonyms of fuss apple-polish, bootlick, fawn, kowtow, suck (up), toady, truckleWords Related to fuss drool, gush, slaver, slobber; endear, ingratiate; court, woo; adulate, idolize, worship; blandish, cajole, coax, flatter, overpraise, soft-soap; cower, cringe, grovel; abase, debase, demean; defer, submit, yieldNear Antonyms of fuss despise, disdain, scorn; gibe (or jibe), jeer, scoff; brave, challenge, defy

  5. 5 to experience concern or anxiety there is no use in fussing over things that you can't control Synonyms of fuss bother, fear, fret, worry, stew, stress, sweat, troubleWords Related to fuss agonize; long, pine, yearn; chafe; despairNear Antonyms of fuss accept; abide, bear, endure, stick out, stomach, sustain, take, tolerate

  6. 6 to trouble the mind of; to make uneasy you shouldn't let a little thing like that fuss you Synonyms of fuss agitate, ail, alarm (also alarum), bother, concern, derail, discomfort, discompose, dismay, disquiet, distemper, distract, distress, exercise, flurry, frazzle, freak (out), disturb, hagride, perturb, undo, unhinge, unsettle, upset, weird out, worryWords Related to fuss aggravate, anger, annoy, bug, chafe, chivy (or chivvy), exasperate, fret, gall, get, grate, harass, harry, irk, irritate, nettle, peeve, pester, pique, put off, put out, rile, vex; bedevil, haunt, plague; abash, confound, confuse, discomfit, disconcert, discountenance, embarrass, faze, fluster, jar, mortify, nonplus, rattle, shake up; daunt, demoralize, discourage, dishearten, dispirit, unnerveNear Antonyms of fuss allay, alleviate, assuage; appease, conciliate, mollify, pacify, placate, propitiateAntonyms of fuss calm, compose, quiet, settle, soothe, tranquilize (also tranquillize)



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