from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- transitive & intransitive verb To make or become nervous or upset.
- noun A state of agitation, confusion, or excitement.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To confuse; embarrass, as by a surprise; cause to flush and move or speak hurriedly and confusedly; flurry.
- To confuse with drink; make hot and rosy with drinking; fuddle.
- Synonyms To excite, disconcert, disturb, perturb, flurry, worry.
- To become confused, as with drink; be fuddled; be flurried.
- noun Confusion or embarrassment caused by surprise; mental confusion and excitement or perturbation; flurry.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Heat or glow, as from drinking; agitation mingled with confusion; disorder.
- transitive verb To make hot and rosy, as with drinking; to heat; hence, to throw into agitation and confusion; to confuse; to muddle.
- intransitive verb To be in a heat or bustle; to be agitated and confused.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb To
confuse, befuddle, throw into panicby making overwroughtwith confusion.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb cause to be nervous or upset
- noun a disposition that is confused or nervous and upset
- verb be flustered; behave in a confused manner
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
Perhaps Mr. Batty was a person of notable industry -- perhaps remarkable for always beings in a "fluster" -- perhaps the rural Paul Pry of his day and district.
But th 'owd lad wur i' sich a fluster, that istid o 'stoppin' it, he swapped th 'barrel to another tune.
Entitled Nothing On, it is filled with fluster, sardines, slamming doors, illicit nookie and fake sheikhs.
Determined to fluster New England's Tom Brady, the Jets flooded the field Sunday night with as many as seven defensive backs at times in an effort to clog potential passing lanes and narrow the quarterback's throwing windows.
In vain did yo yo threaten and bluster, the man from Texas, yo never did fluster.
Mr. Cowley was all grin and fluster as he approached her.
Wallace did his part to fluster No. 1 overall pick John Wall, who committed a preseason-high six turnovers, partly because he wasn't used to playing against a big man who came up looking to bat away his passes in pick-and-roll situations.
She endures for reasons beyond the fame and talent of her chroniclers, however; the issues that she raised continue to fluster and fascinate.
This will fluster Manning and could force him into ill-advised passes that lead to interceptions.
As the questioning continued, though, the hitherto unguarded Ms. Zuckerberg began to fluster.