Origin of flurried
noun, plural flur·ries.
- a brief rise or fall in prices.
- a brief, unusually heavy period of trading.
verb (used with object), flur·ried, flur·ry·ing.
verb (used without object), flur·ried, flur·ry·ing.
Origin of flurry
Synonyms for flurry
Related Words for flurriedunsettle, perturb, rattle, disconcert, hassle, provoke, quicken, discompose, bewilder, disquiet, unhinge, galvanize, hustle, ruffle, fuss, discombobulate, excite, frustrate, bustle, perplex
Examples from the Web for flurried
Historical Examples of flurried
Let me impart my confidence to you, you flurried little thing, in my own way.Little Dorrit
It was remarkable how pale and flurried he had become in an instant.Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit
Neither was she overawed or flurried when her callers entered.Cap'n Dan's Daughter
Joseph C. Lincoln
"No, I don't," answered she in a flurried way, blushing to the roots of her hair.Australia Revenged
Indeed, his flurried manner as he resumed the letter proved it.Roland Cashel
Charles James Lever
noun plural -ries
verb -ries, -rying or -ried
Word Origin for flurry
1757 in the commotion sense, from flurry (n.); 1883 in the snow sense. Related: Flurried; flurries; flurrying.
"snow squall" 1828, American English, with earlier senses of "commotion," etc., dating to 1680s; perhaps imitative, or else from 17c. flurr "to scatter, fly with a whirring noise," perhaps from Middle English flouren "to sprinkle, as with flour" (late 14c.).