Fluster meaning

flŭstər
To make or become nervous or upset.
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A state of agitation, confusion, or excitement.
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The condition of being flustered.
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To fluster is defined as to make someone become agitated, nervous or confused.

When you ask a person questions he doesn't understand and he gets nervous, this is an example of a time when you fluster him.

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(dated) To make hot and rosy, as with drinking.
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(by extension) To confuse, befuddle, throw into panic by making overwrought with confusion.

He seemed to get flustered when speaking in front of too many people.

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(intransitive) To be in a heat or bustle; to be agitated and confused.
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To make or become confused, nervous, or befuddled.
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Origin of fluster

  • From Middle English flostring agitation probably of Scandinavian origin pleu- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From a Scandinavian (North Germanic) language, akin to Icelandic flaustra (“to be flustered”).

    From Wiktionary