fluster


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal.

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.]

fluster

(ˈflʌstə)
vb
to make or become confused, nervous, or upset
n
a state of confusion or agitation
[C15: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Icelandic flaustr to hurry, flaustra to bustle]

flus•ter

(ˈflʌs tər)

v.t.
1. to put into a state of nervous or agitated confusion.
v.i.
2. to become nervously or agitatedly confused.
n.
3. nervous excitement or confusion.
[1375–1425; late Middle English flostren; compare bluster, Old Norse flaustra to hurry]

fluster


Past participle: flustered
Gerund: flustering

Imperative
fluster
fluster
Present
I fluster
you fluster
he/she/it flusters
we fluster
you fluster
they fluster
Preterite
I flustered
you flustered
he/she/it flustered
we flustered
you flustered
they flustered
Present Continuous
I am flustering
you are flustering
he/she/it is flustering
we are flustering
you are flustering
they are flustering
Present Perfect
I have flustered
you have flustered
he/she/it has flustered
we have flustered
you have flustered
they have flustered
Past Continuous
I was flustering
you were flustering
he/she/it was flustering
we were flustering
you were flustering
they were flustering
Past Perfect
I had flustered
you had flustered
he/she/it had flustered
we had flustered
you had flustered
they had flustered
Future
I will fluster
you will fluster
he/she/it will fluster
we will fluster
you will fluster
they will fluster
Future Perfect
I will have flustered
you will have flustered
he/she/it will have flustered
we will have flustered
you will have flustered
they will have flustered
Future Continuous
I will be flustering
you will be flustering
he/she/it will be flustering
we will be flustering
you will be flustering
they will be flustering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been flustering
you have been flustering
he/she/it has been flustering
we have been flustering
you have been flustering
they have been flustering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been flustering
you will have been flustering
he/she/it will have been flustering
we will have been flustering
you will have been flustering
they will have been flustering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been flustering
you had been flustering
he/she/it had been flustering
we had been flustering
you had been flustering
they had been flustering
Conditional
I would fluster
you would fluster
he/she/it would fluster
we would fluster
you would fluster
they would fluster
Past Conditional
I would have flustered
you would have flustered
he/she/it would have flustered
we would have flustered
you would have flustered
they would have flustered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fluster - a disposition that is confused or nervous and upsetfluster - a disposition that is confused or nervous and upset
discomposure - a temperament that is perturbed and lacking in composure
Verb1.fluster - be flustered; behave in a confused manner
deport, comport, acquit, behave, conduct, bear, carry - behave in a certain manner; "She carried herself well"; "he bore himself with dignity"; "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times"
2.fluster - cause to be nervous or upset
ruffle - discompose; "This play is going to ruffle some people"; "She has a way of ruffling feathers among her colleagues"
disconcert, flurry, confuse, put off - cause to feel embarrassment; "The constant attention of the young man confused her"

fluster

verb
1. upset, bother, disturb, ruffle, heat, excite, confuse, hurry, rattle (informal), bustle, hassle (informal), flurry, agitate, confound, unnerve, perturb, throw off balance, make nervous She was calm. Nothing could fluster her.
noun
1. turmoil, state (informal), flap (informal), bustle, flutter, flurry, ruffle, furore, agitation, dither (chiefly Brit.), commotion, perturbation, disturbance I was in such a fluster that I dropped the lot.

fluster

verb
To impair or destroy the composure of:
Informal: rattle.
noun
A state of discomposure:
Informal: lather, stew.
Translations
اهْتِياج، اضْطِرابيُهيِّج، يُثير
neklidpléstrozčilenízmástzmatek
forfjamskelsegøre forfjamsket
fát, óîagotkoma úr jafnvægi, fipa
uzbudinājumsuzbudinātuztrauktuztraukums
znervózniť
telâştelâşlandırmak

fluster

[ˈflʌstəʳ]
A. Naturdimiento m, confusión f
to be in a flusterestar aturdido or confuso
B. VT (= confuse, upset) → aturdir, poner nervioso
to get flusteredponerse nervioso, aturdirse

fluster

[ˈflʌstər]
vt (= make nervous) [+ person] → troubler
n (= confusion) → trouble m
to be in a fluster → être dans le trouble

fluster

vtnervös machen; (= confuse)durcheinanderbringen; don’t fluster me!machen Sie mich nicht nervös!; she got flusteredsie wurde nervös, das brachte sie durcheinander; to be flusterednervös or aufgeregt sein, durcheinander sein
n in a flusternervös, aufgeregt; (= confused)durcheinander

fluster

[ˈflʌstəʳ]
1. nagitazione f
2. vt (confuse, upset) → mettere in agitazione, innervosire
to get flustered → agitarsi

fluster

(ˈflastə) noun
excitement and confusion caused by hurry. She was in a terrible fluster when unexpected guests arrived.
verb
to cause to be worried or nervous; to agitate. Don't fluster me!
References in periodicals archive ?
The "musical chairs" (as one captive manager called it) doesn't seem to fluster anybody.
1 Seventh Dwarf, Eoin Colfer 2 If I Were Boss, Les Gray 3 Molly Moon's Hypnotic Holiday, Georgia Byng 4 Cool, Michael Morpurgo 5 Fairy Fluster, Felicity Wishes 6 Magnificent Mummies, Tony Bradman 7 The Curious Incident of the Dog In The Night-Time, MarkHaddon 8 Best Friends, Jacqueline Wilson 9 Scorpia, Anthony Horowitz 10 Northern Lights, Philip Pullman 11 The Amber Spyglass, Philip Pullman 12 The Subtle Knife, Philip Pullman 13 The Cat in the Hat, Dr Seuss 14 Lola Rose, Jacqueline Wilson 15 Green Eggs and Ham, Dr Seuss 16 Captain Underpants 7, Captain Underpants 17 The Cat In The Hat Comes Back, Dr Seuss 18 Easter Activities, F Watt 19 Little Lamb, Piers Harper 20 Little Quack, Lauren Thompson
FLUSTER Kate leaves home where the doves have taken up residence