• IPA: /ˈflʌstə/

fluster (flusters, present participle flustering; past and past participle flustered)

  1. (dated) To make hot and rosy, as with drinking.
    • 18, Thomas Babington Macaulay, chapter 20, in The History of England from the Accession of James the Second, volume (please specify ), London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, OCLC 1069526323 ↗:
  2. (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.
  3. (intransitive) To be in a heat or bustle; to be agitated and confused.
    • the flustering, vainglorious Greeks
Translations Noun

fluster (plural flusters)

  1. A state of being flustered; overwrought confusion.

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