Kerfuffle Synonyms, Kerfuffle Antonyms

Synonyms and Antonyms for kerfuffle

1. kerfuffle (n.)

a disorderly outburst or tumult


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noun [singular] British informal 

 kerfuffle pronunciation in British English

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  1. a lot of talk , activity , or worry about something that is not important

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    Noisy and confused activity: disturbance , disorder , commotion …

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A kerfuffle is some kind of commotion, controversy, or fuss. If you read about a scandal in a newspaper, it could be described as a kerfuffle.

Kerfuffle is a humorous-sounding word for a mostly non-humorous situation: some kind of disturbance, scandal or mess. However, a kerfuffle usually isn’t 100% serious. People talking loudly in public could be making a kerfuffle. If a politician says something embarrassing by accident, it could cause a kerfuffle. Often, people use this word when they think people are making too big a deal of something, as in “What’s the kerfuffle all about?”


Definitions of kerfuffle


a disorderly outburst or tumult

commotion , disruption , disturbance , flutter , hoo-ha , hoo-hah , hurly burly , to-do
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convulsion , turmoil , upheaval

a violent disturbance

a disturbance that is extremely disruptive

a public disturbance
splash , stir

a prominent or sensational but short-lived news event
storm , tempest

a violent commotion or disturbance
storm center , storm centre

a center of trouble or disturbance
garboil , tumult , tumultuousness , uproar

a state of commotion and noise and confusion

a state of violent disturbance and excitement
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a disturbance of the peace or of public order

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