1. A tumult; a bustle; unnecessary or annoying ado about trifles.
Zealously, assiduously, and with a minimum of fuss or noise --Carlyle.
2. One who is unduly anxious about trifles; a fussbudget. [R.]
I am a fuss and I don't deny it. --W. D. Howell.
Fuss, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Fussed p. pr. & vb. n. Fussing.] To be overbusy or unduly anxious about trifles; to make a bustle or ado.
n 1: an excited state of agitation; "he was in a dither"; "there
was a terrible flap about the theft" [syn: dither, pother,
2: an angry disturbance; "he didn't want to make a fuss"; "they
had labor trouble"; "a spot of bother" [syn: trouble, bother,
3: a quarrel about petty points [syn: bicker, bickering, spat,
tiff, squabble, pettifoggery]
4: a rapid bustling commotion [syn: bustle, hustle, flurry,
v 1: worry unnecessarily or excessively; "don't fuss too much
over the grandchildren--they are quite big now" [syn: niggle,
2: care for like a mother; "She fusses over her husband" [syn: