1. dither, pother, fuss, tizzy, flap, agitation

usage: an excited state of agitation; "he was in a dither"; "there was a terrible flap about the theft"

2. fuss, trouble, bother, hassle, perturbation, disturbance

usage: an angry disturbance; "he didn't want to make a fuss"; "they had labor trouble"; "a spot of bother"

3. bicker, bickering, spat, tiff, squabble, pettifoggery, fuss, quarrel, wrangle, row, words, run-in, dustup

usage: a quarrel about petty points

4. bustle, hustle, flurry, ado, fuss, stir, commotion, din, ruction, ruckus, rumpus, tumult

usage: a rapid active commotion


1. fuss, niggle, fret, worry

usage: worry unnecessarily or excessively; "don't fuss too much over the grandchildren--they are quite big now"

2. mother, fuss, overprotect, care, give care

usage: care for like a mother; "She fusses over her husband"

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