verb[with object] (often as adjective flustered)
- Make (someone) agitated or confused: you need to be able to work under pressure and not get flusteredMore example sentences
- The prince was rather flustered, his mind swirling as he tried to decide who would be his bride.
- When I go into my bank nowadays, I am flustered by the range of activities and services being discreetly pushed at me.
- I was flustered - having just come off an airplane - and I went to the powder room.
noun[in singular] Back to top
- An agitated or confused state: the main thing is not to get all in a flusterMore example sentences
- Accept the fluster of lost door keys, the hour badly spent.
- So, as iconic as Marilyn Monroe and Madonna may be, York men are more likely to get themselves into a fluster over Angelina Jolie and Catherine Zeta Jones.
- The hurry and scurry of airports, the deceits and disputes of hotels, the fluster of trains and taxis - he was beyond it all.
early 17th century (in the sense 'make slightly drunk'): perhaps of Scandinavian origin and related to Icelandic flaustra 'hurry, bustle'.