V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: unnecessary fuss or excited activity over something

Synonyms: fuss, bustle, trouble, commotion, excitement

Antonyms: ease, simplicity, effortlessness

Tips: You have probably heard the phrase "without further ado" or "much ado about nothing." Ado denotes the unnecessary fuss or trouble that people sometimes go to in their efforts or because of their excitement about something. Think, "a do," or "doing too much."

Usage Examples:

Why is everyone so upset? Don't worry, it's much ado about nothing. (fuss, trouble)

Weddings today are too much ado--they seem to be getting more lavish, more expensive, and more troublesome than ever before. (fuss, trouble)

Without further ado, I would like to introduce our first speaker. (time wasted, trouble, commotion)

All right then, let's get this meeting started without further ado. (time wasted, trouble, commotion)

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