What is fuss?

  • (verb): Worry unnecessarily or excessively.
    Example: "Don't fuss too much over the grandchildren--they are quite big now"
    Synonyms: niggle, fret
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "fuss":

  • (noun): An angry disturbance.
    Example: "He didn't want to make a fuss"
    Synonyms: trouble, bother, hassle

Famous quotes containing the word fuss:

    You know all my life I’ve hated funerals. The fuss and bother never brings anybody back. It just spoils remembering them as they really are. And when I see people actually facing it that way, I have to act like a sap.
    Jules Furthman (1888–1960)

    What a fuss people make about fidelity! Why, even in love it is purely a question for physiology. It has nothing to do with our own will. Young men want to be faithful, and are not; old men want to be faithless, and cannot: that is all one can say.
    Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)

    All this fuss about sleeping together. For physical pleasure I’d sooner go to my dentist any day.
    Evelyn Waugh (1903–1966)