noun: 1. Excessive or unnecessary ornamentation. 2. Fuss; commotion.
- rumpus Definition: (noun) A noisy, confused, or disruptive commotion. Synonyms: ruckus, ruction, commotion, din, tumult. Usage: He left before the rumpus devolved into an all-out brawl and so avoided spending the night in jail with his buddies. Discuss
- nanny state noun: A government regarded as having an excessive interest in the welfare of its citizens, as evidenced by public health measures, safety regulations, etc.
- bibliolater noun: 1. One with extreme devotion to books. 2. One having excessive devotion to the Bible, especially to its literal interpretation.
- ballyhoo Definition: (noun) Blatant or sensational promotion. Synonyms: hoopla, hype, plug. Usage: The ballyhoo that accompanied Kyle's campaign for student council was ultimately unnecessary, as no one chose to run against him. Discuss