Fluster

  • 1 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 fluster — [n] perturbation, upset agitation, brouhaha, commotion, disturbance, dither, flap*, flurry, flutter, furor, ruffle, state*, to do*, turmoil; concept 410 Ant. calm, calmness, comfort, peace fluster [v] upset, perturb addle, agitate, bewilder,… …

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  • 3 fluster — Fluster. v. n. Joüer de la fluste. Il ne se dit guere qu en raillerie & par mespris. Il ne fait que fluster toute la journée …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 4 Fluster — Flus ter, v. i. To be in a heat or bustle; to be agitated and confused. [1913 Webster] The flstering, vainglorious Greeks. South. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Fluster — Flus ter, n. Heat or glow, as from drinking; agitation mingled with confusion; disorder. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 fluster — index agitate (perturb), confuse (bewilder), confusion (ambiguity), discompose, disconcert, d …

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  • 7 fluster — early 15c. (implied in flostyrynge), from a Scandinavian source (Cf. Icel. flaustr bustle, flaustra to bustle ). Originally to excite, especially with drink; sense of to flurry, confuse is from 1724. Related: Flustered; flustering. As a noun,… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 fluster — vb upset, agitate, perturb, flurry, disturb, *discompose, disquiet Analogous words: bewilder, distract, confound, nonplus, mystify, perplex, *puzzle: rattle, faze, disconcert, discomfit (see EMBARRASS): *confuse, muddle, addle, fuddle …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 fluster — ► VERB (often as adj. flustered) ▪ make (someone) agitated or confused. ► NOUN ▪ a flustered state. ORIGIN originally in the sense «make slightly drunk»: perhaps Scandinavian …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 fluster — [flus′tər] vt., vi. [ME flosteren, prob. < Scand, as in Ice flaustra, to bustle, hurry] to make or become confused, nervous, or befuddled n. the condition of being flustered …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 fluster — flus|ter1 [ˈflʌstə US ər] v [T] to make someone nervous and confused by making them hurry or interrupting them ▪ Don t fluster me, or I ll never be ready on time. fluster 2 fluster2 n BrE in a fluster nervous and confused because you are trying… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 fluster — UK [ˈflʌstə(r)] / US [ˈflʌstər] verb [transitive] Word forms fluster : present tense I/you/we/they fluster he/she/it flusters present participle flustering past tense flustered past participle flustered to make someone feel confused, embarrassed …

    English dictionary

  • 13 fluster — [[t]flʌ̱stə(r)[/t]] flusters, flustering, flustered VERB If you fluster someone, you make them feel nervous and confused by rushing them and preventing them from concentrating on what they are doing. [be V ed] The General refused to be flustered …

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  • 14 fluster — verb (T) to make someone nervous and confused by making them hurry or interrupting them fluster noun (singular): BrE …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 fluster — 1. verb she was flustered by his presence Syn: unsettle, make nervous, unnerve, agitate, ruffle, upset, bother, put on edge, disquiet, disturb, worry, perturb, disconcert, confuse, throw off balance, confound; informal rattle, faze, put …

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  • 16 fluster — s (flustret, fluster, best. pl. flustren) bräda vid ingång till bikupa …

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  • 17 fluster — I. verb (flustered; flustering) Etymology: probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Icelandic flaustur hurry Date: 1604 transitive verb 1. to make tipsy 2. to put into a state of agitated confusion ; upset intransitive verb to move …

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  • 18 fluster — /flus teuhr/, v.t. 1. to put into a state of agitated confusion: His constant criticism flustered me. 2. to excite and confuse with drink. v.i. 3. to become agitatedly confused. n. 4. nervous excitement or confusion. [1375 1425; late ME flostren; …

    Universalium

  • 19 fluster — verb /ˈflʌstə/ To confuse, befuddle, throw into panic by making overwrought with confusion. He seemed to get flustered when speaking in front of too many people …

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  • 20 fluster — Synonyms and related words: addle, addle the wits, ado, agitate, agitation, baffle, bafflement, ball up, becloud, bedazzle, befuddle, befuddlement, bewilder, bewilderment, bluff, bluster, bluster and bluff, blustering, boastfulness, bobbery, boil …

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