Flustered
Fluster Flus"ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Flustered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Flustering}.] [Cf. Icel. flaustra to be flustered, flaustr a fluster.] To make hot and rosy, as with drinking; to heat; hence, to throw into agitation and confusion; to confuse; to muddle. [1913 Webster]

His habit or flustering himself daily with claret. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]


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  • flustered — flus|tered [ˈflʌstəd US ərd] adj [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: Probably from a Scandinavian language] confused and nervous ▪ Paul was looking flustered and embarrassed. ▪ I always get flustered in interviews …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • flustered — be·flustered; un·flustered; …   English syllables

  • flustered — adjective Confused, befuddled, in a state of panic by having become overwrought with confusion. The speaker became quite flustered when she dropped all her notes …   Wiktionary

  • flustered — See flurried, flustered …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • flustered — flus|tered [ flʌstərd ] adjective feeling confused, embarrassed, or nervous, especially because you have too much to do or too little time to do something: She arrived at the interview late, flustered, and hot …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • flustered — adjective confused and nervous: Elijah got really flustered during the interview …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • flustered — UK [ˈflʌstə(r)d] / US [ˈflʌstərd] adjective feeling confused, embarrassed, or nervous, especially because you have too much to do or too little time to do something She arrived at the interview late, flustered, and hot …   English dictionary

  • flustered — Synonyms and related words: addled, agitated, balled up, beery, bemused, besotted, blind drunk, bothered, chaotic, confused, crapulent, crapulous, discomposed, disconcerted, disordered, disorganized, disquieted, disturbed, dizzy, drenched, drunk …   Moby Thesaurus

  • flustered — adj. confused, disconcerted, agitated, perturbed flus·ter || flÊŒstÉ™(r) n. confusion, agitation, nervous excitement v. confuse; agitate; annoy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • flustered — adjective make (someone) agitated or confused. → fluster …   English new terms dictionary

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