to put into a state of agitated confusion: His constant criticism flustered me.
to excite and confuse with drink.
to become agitatedly confused.
nervous excitement or confusion.
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How to use fluster in a sentence
He recalls bad dates, good brothers, the process of coming out, and the fluster of being outed.‘Unfortunately True Stories’ will tug at your soul | Terri Schlichenmeyer | March 25, 2022 | Washington Blade
There was no longer any fluster of doubt and hesitation in his manner.A Houseful of Girls | Sarah Tytler
The three sisters took care of themselves and their house with the elegant ease and lack of fluster of gentlewomen born and bred.The Yates Pride | Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
The Doctor said that he should himself bear them company, leaving the "younger men" to "fume and fluster and explore."East Angels | Constance Fenimore Woolson
For all his affectation of leisureliness and her obvious fluster, no doubt about it, Joe was gaining on her.The Magnetic North | Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
Thus you will have plenty of time to make it to suit you, with no one to look on and fluster or confuse you.Crayon and Character: Truth Made Clear Through Eye and Ear | B.J. Griswold
British Dictionary definitions for fluster
to make or become confused, nervous, or upset
a state of confusion or agitation
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