Definition of fluster in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈflʌstə


[with object] (often as adjective flustered)


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  • An agitated or confused state: the main thing is not to get all in a fluster
    More 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.
    state of agitation, state of anxiety, nervous state, flutter, panic, frenzy, fever, fret, upset, turmoil, commotion
    informal dither, flap, tizz, tizzy, tiz-woz, twitter, state, sweat, stew
    North American informal twit





early 17th century (in the sense 'make slightly drunk'): perhaps of Scandinavian origin and related to Icelandic flaustra 'hurry, bustle'.

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