Definitions

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  • adjective Confused, befuddled, in a state of panic by having become overwrought with confusion.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of fluster.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective thrown into a state of agitated confusion; (`rattled' is an informal term)

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Examples

  • 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.

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  • 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.

    Redgauntlet

  • 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.

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  • The word flustered had been invented for moments like this.

    Cradle and All

  • The word flustered had been invented for moments like this.

    Cradle and All

  • The word flustered had been invented for moments like this.

    Cradle and All

  • 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.

    Redgauntlet

  • 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.

    Marcee Stone: Campaign Finance Activist Makes Her Case in the 34th « PubliCola

  • I was kind of flustered, '' said Gonzaga's Austin Daye who scored 10 points, three below his average, in 29 minutes.

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  • 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.

    ana-ng Diary Entry

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