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fluster

Definitions

  • Never get flustered or annoyed
    Never get flustered or annoyed
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v fluster cause to be nervous or upset
    • v fluster be flustered; behave in a confused manner
    • n fluster a disposition that is confused or nervous and upset
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Fluster Heat or glow, as from drinking; agitation mingled with confusion; disorder.
    • v. i Fluster To be in a heat or bustle; to be agitated and confused. "The flstering, vainglorious Greeks."
    • v. t Fluster To make hot and rosy, as with drinking; to heat; hence, to throw into agitation and confusion; to confuse; to muddle. "His habit or flustering himself daily with claret."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • fluster To confuse; embarrass, as by a surprise; cause to flush and move or speak hurriedly and confusedly; flurry.
    • fluster To confuse with drink; make hot and rosy with drinking; fuddle.
    • fluster Synonyms To excite, disconcert, disturb, perturb, flurry, worry.
    • fluster To become confused, as with drink; be fuddled; be flurried.
    • n fluster Confusion or embarrassment caused by surprise; mental confusion and excitement or perturbation; flurry.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Fluster flus′tėr hurrying: confusion: heat
    • v.t Fluster to make hot and confused: to fuddle
    • v.i Fluster to bustle: to be agitated or fuddled
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Icel. flaustra, to be flustered, flaustr, a fluster

Usage

In literature:

I've taken quite a shine to you, ma'am; you've sure got me some flustered.
"The Range Boss" by Charles Alden Seltzer
She's a large lady, Miss Patty, with greyish hair, and she seems in a terrible fluster.
"Patty's Summer Days" by Carolyn Wells
It had so curious a note of excitement that she got a little flustered.
"The Prodigal Father" by J. Storer Clouston
I declare, how flustered you look.
"The Mission of Janice Day" by Helen Beecher Long
I can hear Hector's footsteps in the corridor, and I will not have him see me in a fluster.
"The Bronze Eagle" by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
I reckon it ain't to be wondered at Bonbright was flustered.
"Judith of the Cumberlands" by Alice MacGowan
These good people were so flustered at the Man's uncommon Demeanour, that, seeing I was Strong and Valiant, they begged me to take him away.
"The Strange Adventures of Captain Dangerous, Vol. 3 of 3" by George Augustus Sala
Amos was a timid sort o' man, easy flustered, and it looked like he lost his wits and his tongue too.
"Aunt Jane of Kentucky" by Eliza Calvert Hall
Jim caught her in his arms, from which she was released a moment later, quite flustered and blushing.
"The Brown Mouse" by Herbert Quick
Never was he in a hurry, never flustered or impatient, never irritable.
"Athalie" by Robert W. Chambers
The rector was flustered and ill at ease.
"The Scarlet Feather" by Houghton Townley
She was always just a little bit flustered in Gavin's presence.
"In Orchard Glen" by Marian Keith
She came down lightly but flustered.
"The Comings of Cousin Ann" by Emma Speed Sampson
I don't wonder the Bishop got flustered.
"In Brief Authority" by F. Anstey
At last, obviously flustered, he reached a pedestal on which he was allowed to remain.
"Kings in Exile" by Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts
His previous fine shooting had aroused his vanity, and now the girls' applause quite flustered him.
"Donald and Dorothy" by Mary Mapes Dodge
Poor Eagle made one or two mistakes, was sworn at, and became flustered and made more and worse mistakes, till Mick began to lose patience.
"In the Musgrave Ranges" by Jim Bushman
Very flustered, very agitated, she signalled indefinitely to a taxi-cab that was going slowly by.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
This unexpected turn of affairs so flustered the inexperienced hunter that he altogether forgot to cock his gun.
"The Backwoodsmen" by Charles G. D. Roberts
Flustered, I backed away, bought a token from the cashier, and rode to the University.
""To Invade New York...."" by Irwin Lewis
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In poetry:

And made forgetful by the fluster
Of trouble's fierce extreme,
I cried, `O Thou, the great Adjuster,
God, realise my dream!'
"Two Visions" by Alfred Austin
Once, when I was young as you, and not so smart, perhaps,
For me she mittened a lawyer, and several other chaps;
And all of them was flustered, and fairly taken down,
And I for a time was counted the luckiest man in town.
"Betsey And I Are Out" by William McKendree Carleton

In news:

Packers draw up blueprint on how to fluster Bears.
Here's How to Get Obama Flustered About Libya.
Islanders men's basketball team flustered by tourney ban.
Ireland look hot and flustered under Kent sun.
Market flux could leave Museum Plaza developers flustered, but it's too soon to tell.
Ask them to name another and watch them get flustered.
Coming off Memorial Bridge onto the George Washington Parkway is enough to get anyone flustered.
Louis seems flustered in ragged loss to Seahawks.
One features a flustered salesman named Ramesh.
Instead of getting hot and flustered in the kitchen, why not go out for a gourmet meal this Thanksgiving.
Yelm hitters flustered by Enumclaw's fielding .
I felt flattered, then flustered.
But there's no need to become flustered and head back to the car.
And he was supposed to start at 9 p.m. 10 pm, he was jogging up 11th Street looking flustered.
Watch this news chick get all flustered when talking about an upcoming sausage contest that she refers to as Pick-A-Dick.
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