Definition of Fluster

1. Noun. A disposition that is confused or nervous and upset.

Exact synonyms: Perturbation
Generic synonyms: Discomposure
Derivative terms: Perturb, Perturb



2. Verb. Be flustered; behave in a confused manner.
Generic synonyms: Acquit, Bear, Behave, Carry, Comport, Conduct, Deport

3. Verb. Cause to be nervous or upset. "The good news will fluster her"
Specialized synonyms: Ruffle
Generic synonyms: Confuse, Disconcert, Flurry, Put Off

Definition of Fluster

1. v. t. To make hot and rosy, as with drinking; to heat; hence, to throw into agitation and confusion; to confuse; to muddle.

2. v. i. To be in a heat or bustle; to be agitated and confused.

3. n. Heat or glow, as from drinking; agitation mingled with confusion; disorder.

Definition of Fluster

1. Verb. To confuse, befuddle, throw into panic by making overwrought with confusion. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fluster

1. to put into a state of nervous confusion [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Fluster

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flushest
flushier
flushiest
flushing
flushingly
flushings
flushless toilet
flushness
flushnesses
flushometer
flushometers
flusht
flushy
fluspirilene
fluster (current term)
flusteration
flusterations
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flusteredly
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flustramine
flustrated
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flute

Literary usage of Fluster

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"fluster, to heat with drinking, confuse. (Scand.) See Shak. Oth. ii. 3. 60. ... Dei. fluster, sb. FOIN, to thrust or lunge with a sword. (F.. ..."

2. Under Both Flags: A Panorama of the Great Civil War as Represented in Story by George Morley Vickers (1896)
"Uncle fluster looked his wife full in the face, indignation and contempt ... But, Uncle fluster, win-re did you get all these things ; I insist on you ..."

3. Publications by English Dialect Society (1882)
"The visible condition of an excited speaker would bo fluster, ... The word has also the meaning of hurry, 'lie's in a fluster to bo oft' ' [Eez' iu ..."

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