Synonyms for to-do

Grammar : Noun
Spell : tuh-doo
Phonetic Transcription : təˈdu

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Définition of to-do

Origin :
  • 1570s, from the verb phrase to do, from Old English to don "proper or necessary to be done" (see to). Meaning "disturbance, fuss" is first recorded 1827.
  • noun commotion, excitement
Example sentences :
  • If she gits a premium for puttin' up gardin-sass, I'll warrant there'll be a to-do.
  • Extract from : « Meadow Grass » by Alice Brown
  • Emma Torrance flings open the door grandly, and we learn what all the to-do is about.
  • Extract from : « Echoes of the War » by J. M. Barrie
  • And I must laugh to see my neighbours making a to-do about a mercantile bargain.
  • Extract from : « Gilian The Dreamer » by Neil Munro
  • But on leaving we were met by the farmer, who made a to-do, charging us with trespassing.
  • Extract from : « Memoirs » by Charles Godfrey Leland
  • Wal, there was an awful row and a to-do about it, you may be sure.
  • Extract from : « Oldtown Fireside Stories » by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • I suppose something is going to happen; there can't be all this to-do for nothing.
  • Extract from : « The Lock And Key Library » by Various
  • What a to-do to discover if this particular soldier was innocent or guilty!
  • Extract from : « The Gods are Athirst » by Anatole France
  • With considerable of a to-do, Mrs. Norris announced the gift of a grandfather's clock.
  • Extract from : « Tutors' Lane » by Wilmarth Lewis
  • That drab you make such a to-do about has been mine this two months past.
  • Extract from : « Athelstane Ford » by Allen Upward
  • I have no notion of people's making such a to-do about money and greatness.
  • Extract from : « Sense and Sensibility » by Jane Austen

Antonyms for to-do

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