Why should we fluster ourselves, why wax so hot, when time thus brings its inevitable revenges?
There was no longer any fluster of doubt and hesitation in his manner.
What if after all this stir and fluster, this pain and agony and striving, there should be nothing exceptional about Peter?
You might as well try to move one of the pyramids as fluster him.
So instead of departing in a fluster, she sat down heavily in order to contemplate them at her ease.
No speech or behaviour from the country lads was likely to fluster her.
Burckhardt caught the implied reproach, and answered in something of a fluster.
In all this fret and fluster Mr Marston took the most intense interest.
He had attained his object, which was to fluster the other out of his judicial calm.
She had not time in the whirl and fluster of this gaiety to think it all out.
early 15c. (implied in flostyrynge), from a Scandinavian source (cf. Icelandic flaustr "bustle," flaustra "to bustle"). Originally "to excite," especially with drink; sense of "to flurry, confuse" is from 1724. Related: Flustered; flustering. As a noun, 1710, from the verb.