1. (n.) A tumult; a bustle; unnecessary or annoying ado about trifles.

2. (n.) One who is unduly anxious about trifles.

3. (v. i.) To be overbusy or unduly anxious about trifles; to make a bustle or ado.

addle addle the wits ado agitate agitation air a grievance altercation argument ball up becloud bedazzle beef befuddle bellyache bewilder bicker bickering bitch bleat blood feud blow off bluff bluster bluster and bluff blustering boastfulness bobbery boil boiling bother botheration bravado bravery brawl broil brouhaha bug bullying burn to burst bustle buzz about cacophony carp at chafe chaos chiffon churn clamor clinquant cloud coil commotion complain confuse contention controversy conturbation crab croak daze dazzle discombobulate discomfit discompose discomposure disconcert disdain disorder disorganize disorient dispute disquiet disquietude disturb disturbance dither donnybrook donnybrook fair dustup ebullition electrify embarrass embroilment entangle excitement falling-out fanaticism fanfaronade feery-fary ferment fermentation festoons feud fever feverishness fidgetiness fidgets fight finery fit flap fliting flummox flurry fluster flusteration flustration flutter flutteration flutteriness fog folderol foment fomentation foofaraw fracas free-for-all frenzy fret fret and fume fret at frilliness frilling frills frills and furbelows frippery froufrou fuddle fuddy-duddy fume furor furore fury fuss at fuss-budget fusser fussiness fusspot gaiety gaudery get excited gilding gilt gingerbread granny gripe groan grouch grouse growl grumble grunt hardly wait hassle haste hasten hectoring helter-skelter henpeck holler howl hubbub hullabaloo hurly-burly hurrah hurry hurry about imbroglio inquietude intimidation itch to jar jitters jolt jump the gun jumpiness kick lather lodge a complaint logomachy maelstrom make a fuss malaise maze melee miff mist mix up moider moil muddle murmur mutter nag nerviness nervosity nervousness nibble at old maid old woman open quarrel pandemonium passion paste peck at pell-mell perplex perturb perturbation pester pick and choose pick at pick on pinchbeck polemic pother pucker put out quarrel racket rage raise a howl raise hell rampage rant rattle register a complaint repine restlessness riot rock rodomontade roil rough-and-tumble roughhouse rout row ruckus ruction ruffle rumpus rush about rush around scorn scramble seethe seething shake shake up sharp words shindig shindy shock


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