Synonyms for ado

Grammar : Noun
Spell : uh-doo
Phonetic Transcription : əˈdu

Définition of ado

Origin :
  • late 14c., "conflict, fighting; difficulty, trouble," compounded from at do, dialectal in Norse influenced areas of England for to do, as some Scandinavian languages used at with infinitive of a verb where Modern English uses to. For sense development, cf. to-do. Meaning "fuss" is from early 15c. Also used in Middle English for "dealings, traffic," and "sexual intercourse" (both c.1400).
  • noun fuss
Example sentences :
  • You owe it me, for am I not in part to blame for all this ado?
  • Extract from : « Bardelys the Magnificent » by Rafael Sabatini
  • I had some ado to keep the joy from my eyes when I heard them planning it.
  • Extract from : « St. Martin's Summer » by Rafael Sabatini
  • Why, then, all this ado about a bunch of empty threats cast at us by the Duke of Babbiano?
  • Extract from : « Love-at-Arms » by Raphael Sabatini
  • You have made such an ado about the man, I am disposed to be interested in him, for your sake.
  • Extract from : « A Pessimist » by Robert Timsol
  • “I have ado but with two of you,” she said, as she seated herself.
  • Extract from : « A Forgotten Hero » by Emily Sarah Holt
  • And I remember what ado the ushers had with the lads on the training days.
  • Extract from : « With the King at Oxford » by Alfred J. Church
  • Indians like to get along with the least possible communication and ado.
  • Extract from : « The Maine Woods » by Henry David Thoreau
  • Finally, without any ado, he put his hands on hers and made her stop.
  • Extract from : « The Annals of Ann » by Kate Trimble Sharber
  • It was hopelessly lost and she dare not make any ado or inquiry about it.
  • Extract from : « Mildred at Roselands » by Martha Finley
  • I had ado to make him heed me, but he did heed me, and he got so that he couldnt fail.
  • Extract from : « Old Mole » by Gilbert Cannan

Antonyms for ado

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