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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fuss  \Fuss\,  n.  [Cf.  {Fusome}.] 
  1.  A  tumult;  a  bustle;  unnecessary  or  annoying  ado  about 
  trifles.  --Byron. 
 
  Zealously,  assiduously,  and  with  a  minimum  of  fuss 
  or  noise  --Carlyle. 
 
  2.  One  who  is  unduly  anxious  about  trifles.  [R.] 
 
  I  am  a  fuss  and  I  don't  deny  it  --W.  D. 
  Howell. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fuss  \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.  --Sir  W.  Scott. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fuss 
  n  1:  an  excited  state  of  agitation;  "he  was  in  a  dither";  "there 
  was  a  terrible  flap  about  the  theft"  [syn:  {dither},  {pother}, 
  {tizzy},  {flap}] 
  2:  an  angry  disturbance;  "he  didn't  want  to  make  a  fuss";  "they 
  had  labor  trouble";  "a  spot  of  bother"  [syn:  {trouble},  {bother}, 
  {hassle}] 
  3:  petty  quarrel  [syn:  {bicker},  {bickering},  {spat},  {tiff},  {squabble}] 
  4:  a  rapid  bustling  commotion  [syn:  {bustle},  {hustle},  {flurry}, 
  {ado},  {stir}] 
  v  1:  worry  unnecessarily  of  excessively  [syn:  {niggle},  {fret}] 
  2:  care  for  like  a  mother;  "She  fusses  over  her  husband"  [syn: 
  {mother},  {overprotect}] 




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