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[mass noun]


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  • 1Show unnecessary or excessive concern about something: she’s always fussing about her food
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    • He's a real pain because he's always fussing annoyingly about books and cars and his appearance, but my friends think he's cool.
    • My Aunt pointed out to me that we always fuss over Dad, but Mum's health isn't great, and it suffers along with my Dad's when something is wrong with him.
    • It's just that, because she's always been there; fussing and cleaning and polishing, I don't even think about what happens to those mud-stains.
    worry, fret, be agitated, be worried, take pains, make a big thing out of; make a mountain out of a molehill
    informal get worked up, be in a flap, flap, be in a tizzy, be in a stew, make a meal of, make a (big) thing of
  • 1.1Busy oneself restlessly: beside him Kegan was fussing with sheets of paper
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    • They fussed around, re-arranging the altar boys and plumping the bishops' cushions.
    • They fussed around, making sure we were comfortable, as we set to work on the red leather-bound menu.
    • I screamed and tried to fight, crying in frustration while doctors frantically fussed around me, shouting noises that echoed through my head.
  • 1.2 [with object] British Disturb or bother (someone): when she cries in her sleep, try not to fuss her
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    • It does not fuss me one way or tother, but if they are truly confidential I will want them uplifted and removed.
    pester, disturb, harass; irritate, annoy, vex, bother, nag
    informal hassle
  • 1.3 [with object] Treat (someone) with excessive attention or affection: she flattered and fussed her
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    • On his way back to the house he stopped by the barn to fuss the mother cat and introduce himself to the kittens.
    • Everyone on the show adores him and men and women were queuing up to fuss him.
    • Freya crouched down and fussed her, not minding her face being licked enthusiastically.


make a fuss

Become angry and complain: I thought Mum might make a fuss but she was in a good mood she’d made a big fuss about not having a Brownie uniform
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  • Because I then felt, as a result of making a fuss, or complaining, or wishing to seek that the situation be addressed, I then suffered victimisation.
  • ACT's response is that she shouldn't have made a fuss or complained, for fear of damaging the party.
  • If the bombing had happened in Liverpool the inhabitants would be out in the street, moaning and wailing and making a fuss.

make a fuss over (or British of)

Treat (a person or animal) with excessive attention or affection: their grandmother made such a fuss of them
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  • Nor does he display too much affection or make a fuss over them.
  • ‘She's quiet and quite shy, and loves to be stroked and made a fuss of,’ said owner Margaret Brown.
  • I was thoroughly pampered and made a fuss of, and although I'm not quite sure how I got so lucky or deserving, I loved every minute of it.



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  • The tidiers, the cleaners, the fussers, the preeners - they are only running toward an early demise.
  • They have looked after all sorts of children: sniffers, fussers, sneaky and bad tempered ones.
  • Her approach to life is direct and she can also be pessimistic, critical and something of a fusser.


early 18th century: perhaps Anglo-Irish.

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