bustle

Synonyms and related words:
accelerate, ado, agitation, bake, beat, bilk, bite, bluff, bluster, bluster and bluff, blustering, boastfulness, bobbery, boil, boiling, bother, botheration, bravado, brouhaha, bullying, bundle, burst, buzz about, chase, cheat, chisel, chouse, churn, clamor, commotion, conturbation, cozen, crowd, dash, dash off, dash on, discomposure, disorder, dispatch, disquiet, disquietude, disturbance, double-time, drive, drive on, dust, ebullience, ebullition, eddy, effervescence, embroilment, excitement, expedite, fanfaronade, feery-fary, ferment, fermentation, festinate, fever, feverishness, fidgetiness, fidgets, fit, flap, flit, flurry, fluster, flutter, flutteration, flutteriness, fly, foment, forward, fume, furore, fuss, fussiness, get going, get moving, gyp, hassle, haste, hasten, hasten on, hectoring, helter-skelter, hie on, hubbub, hullabaloo, hurly-burly, hurry, hurry about, hurry along, hurry on, hurry through, hurry up, hurry-scurry, hustle, hustle up, inquietude, intimidation, jitters, jumpiness, kiln, leap, lose no time, maelstrom, make a fuss, make haste, malaise, moil, move quickly, nerviness, nervosity, nervousness, overreach, pell-mell, perturbation, plunge, post, pother, precipitate, press, press on, push, push on, push through, quicken, race, railroad through, rant, ream, restlessness, rodomontade, roil, rout, row, ruffle, run, rush, rush about, rush along, rush around, rush through, scamper, scramble, scurry, scuttle, seethe, seething, side, spasm, speed, speed along, speed up, splutter, spur, spurt, sputter, stampede, stew, sting, stir, swagger, swashbucklery, sweat, swirl, swirling, take, tear, tear around, to-do, trepidation, trepidity, tumult, tumultuation, turbidity, turbulence, turmoil, twitter, unease, unquiet, unrest, uproar, upset, urge, vortex, whip, whip along, whirl, whirlpool, whirlwind, whisk, whiz about, yeastiness

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  • Bustle — Bus tle (b[u^]s s l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Bustled} ( s ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Bustling} ( sl[i^]ng).] [Cf. OE. buskle, perh. fr. AS. bysig busy, bysg ian to busy + the verbal termination le; or Icel. bustla to splash, bustle.] To move noisily; to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bustle — Bus tle, n. Great stir; agitation; tumult from stirring or excitement. [1913 Webster] A strange bustle and disturbance in the world. South. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bustle — [n] quick and busy activity ado, agitation, clamor, commotion, do*, excitement, flurry, furor, fuss, haste, hubbub, hurly burly*, hurry, pother, rumpus, stir, to do*, tumult, turmoil, uproar, whirl, whirlpool, whirlwind; concept 386 Ant. laziness …   New thesaurus

  • bustle — Ⅰ. bustle [1] ► VERB 1) move energetically or noisily. 2) (of a place) be full of activity. ► NOUN ▪ excited activity and movement. DERIVATIVES bustling adjective. O …   English terms dictionary

  • Bustle — Bus tle, n. A kind of pad or cushion worn on the back below the waist, by women, to give fullness to the skirts; called also {bishop}, and {tournure}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bustle — index dispatch (promptness), industry (activity), turmoil Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • bustle — n flurry, *stir, ado, fuss, pother Analogous words: *business, commerce, trade, industry, traffic: movement, *motion: hubbub, clamor, racket, babel, *din Contrasted words: inactivity, idleness, inertness, passiveness, supineness (see… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Bustle — A pad or frame worn by women on the back below the waist to distend the skirts. Fashionable from 1880 to 1895 …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • bustle — bustle1 [bus′əl] vi., vt. bustled, bustling [for earlier buskle < ME busken, to prepare, adorn < ON buask, to make onself ready < bua, to prepare ( see BONDAGE) + sik, refl. pron.] to hurry busily or with much fuss and bother n. busy and …   English World dictionary

  • Bustle — A bustle is a type of framework used to expand the fullness or support the drapery of the back of a woman s dress, occurring predominantly between the mid to late 1800s. Bustles were worn under the skirt in the back, just below the waist, to keep …   Wikipedia

  • bustle — I UK [ˈbʌs(ə)l] / US noun Word forms bustle : singular bustle plural bustles 1) [uncountable] a lot of noisy activity in a crowded place the bustle of the big city 2) [countable] something that women wore round their waists in the past to hold… …   English dictionary

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