Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


She fussed around like any other old hen who had in charge a brood of ducks.

But when 'twas put right up to me this way, I—I declare I was all fussed up.

"They needn't have been so fussed," said Stephen, with a grin.

He reared and fussed and said he didn't want that mess on him.

No one had fussed over him like that since his mother died, and he was touchingly grateful.

He'd had another drink of water and his face squinted at us, as we fussed about him.

And, say, I expect that's the first and only time I've ever seen him good and fussed.

He fussed out of the club, and for some time I saw no more of him.

I want to play in the garden, and I can't all fussed up this way.

Stuffing his receipt in his wallet, he fussed his way out the door.