Noun Ado Definition and Examples







A state of agitation or fuss, especially about something unimportant.
  1. 'With no further ado, I shall share my recipe with you (if only so I don't forget it myself!)'
  2. 'The new EEC was still considered peripheral, termed ‘much ado about nothing’ by Conservative Foreign Secretary Selwyn Lloyd.'
  3. 'In my view, this is a severe case of much ado about very little.'
  4. 'Charmian tutted to herself at such dark thoughts, and with no further ado, stepped into the river.'
  5. 'Much ado has been made of this, and more ado will be made of it up to the opening bell.'
  6. 'Much ado about nothing, maybe, but when it comes to nosey and cynical journalists, few believe there can ever be smoke without fire.'
  7. 'And so, with no further ado, let the hunting commence.'
  8. 'So with no further ado, here are two variations on simple (but not trivial) meditation.'
  9. 'Without further ado, here are ten lessons that I urged these young people to learn.'
  10. 'Without more ado, the old leather bucket was rescued, cleaned up and tried out.'
  11. 'I hastened there without delay or ado'
  12. 'But when Spartacus rallied and faced them, they were utterly routed and fled, and had much ado to carry off their quæstor, who was wounded.'
  13. 'Like all people who inwardly value themselves and have confidence in their abilities, they go about their lives without much ado, usually achieving whatever goals they set for themselves.'
((n.) To do; in doing; as, there is nothing ado.|--|(n.) Doing; trouble; difficulty; troublesome business; fuss; bustle; as, to make a great ado about trifles.|--|)


1. busy activity; bustle; fuss.


"ados can be about politicses."
"ados can be about things."
"ados can be about authors."

Late Middle English (originally in the sense ‘action, business’): from northern Middle English at do ‘to do’, from Old Norse at (used to mark an infinitive) and do.

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