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- adj. Confused, befuddled, in a state of panic by having become overwrought with confusion.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of fluster.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. thrown into a state of agitated confusion; (`rattled' is an informal term)
Sorry, no etymologies found.
The landlord indeed spoke a little thick, and the texts of Mr. Thomas Trumbull stumbled on his tongue; but Nanty was one of those topers, who, becoming early what bon vivants term flustered, remain whole nights and days at the same point of intoxication; and, in fact, as they are seldom entirely sober, can be as rarely seen absolutely drunk.
Nor does he seem to think before he answers questions or spews out a response in flustered nutty incoherence and therefore sets himself up for ridicule by the press.
Picking up where they left off last season as the NFL's No. 1 ranked defense, the Buccaneers again flustered Eagles star quarterback Donovan McNabb, who threw for just 148 yards and was intercepted once.
The word flustered had been invented for moments like this.
At the Burien forum, Marcee did bring up an objection about the slant of the questions, but didn't seem "flustered" to me when doing so.
I was kind of flustered, '' said Gonzaga's Austin Daye who scored 10 points, three below his average, in 29 minutes.
I was kind of flustered, because I couldn't find the right room, and ended up showing up at about 10: 31, just as the guy came out of his office to look for me.
She got kind of flustered and said that it was a different situation but couldn't explain why.
Thank you so much for all your help and advice, it was great to have so many people give me their thoughts on what I should get, and I went to the sewing machine shop armed with info and questions - and didn't feel like a complete spanner, or get flustered which is what usually happens!
Mr. Karmazin described Mr. McCall as "flustered," and said he did a
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