flustered


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flus·ter

(flŭs′tər)
v. flus·tered, flus·ter·ing, flus·ters
v. tr.
To make agitated, excited, or confused: Shouts from the protesters flustered the speaker. I was flustered by my teacher's comments and began to stumble over my words.
v. intr.
To become agitated, excited, or confused: a shy student who flusters easily.
n.
A state of agitation, excitement, or confusion: The heavy traffic put the driver in a fluster.

[From Middle English flostring, agitation, probably of Scandinavian origin; see pleu- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

flustered

(ˈflʌstəd)
adj
in a state of confusion or agitation
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.flustered - thrown into a state of agitated confusion; (`rattled' is an informal term)
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
discomposed - having your composure disturbed; "looked about with a wandering and discomposed air"
Translations

flustered

[ˈflʌstərd] adjtroublé(e)

flustered

[ˈflʌstəd] adjsconvolto/a
References in classic literature ?
Everything turned out well, which was a mercy, Hannah said, "For my mind was that flustered, Mum, that it's a merrycle I didn't roast the pudding, and stuff the turkey with raisins, let alone bilin' of it in a cloth.
The woman paled slightly, but quite perceptibly, and the man looked flustered and irresolute.
Tom stood still, rather flustered by this onslaught.
Nevertheless, I am in a dream, a flustered, happy, hurried dream.
A little later, when they had all had plenty to eat and drink, and were lying on their backs while the canaries sang for them, two of the swallows came hurrying up, very flustered and excited.
Last came a little feeble, squeaking voice, (`That's Bill,' thought Alice,) `Well, I hardly know--No more, thank ye; I'm better now--but I'm a deal too flustered to tell you--all I know is, something comes at me like a Jack-in-the-box, and up I goes like a sky-rocket
Sally Henny Penny gets rather flustered when she tries to count out change, and she insists on being paid cash; but she is quite harmless.
I was took by surprise, an' knowed nothin' on it beforehand, an' I was so flustered, I was clean as if I'd lost my tools.
The airy image, as if conscious that she was the object of the murmurs and disturbance that swelled behind her, appeared slightly vexed and flustered, yet still in a manner consistent with the light vivacity and sportive mischief that were written in her countenance.
Polly was flustered, and she thought 'Erb a regular caution, you never knew what ideas 'e'd get in 'is 'ead next; but she got a plate and wiped it quickly with her apron, then took a new knife and fork from the chest of drawers, where her best cutlery rested among her best clothes.
Eliza, who is exquisitely dressed, produces an impression of such remarkable distinction and beauty as she enters that they all rise, quite flustered.
However often she told herself that she must not get irritable when teaching her nephew, almost every time that, pointer in hand, she sat down to show him the French alphabet, she so longed to pour her own knowledge quickly and easily into the child- who was already afraid that Auntie might at any moment get angry- that at his slightest inattention she trembled, became flustered and heated, raised her voice, and sometimes pulled him by the arm and put him in the corner.