fluster


fluster
Synonyms and related words:
addle, addle the wits, ado, agitate, agitation, baffle, bafflement, ball up, becloud, bedazzle, befuddle, befuddlement, bewilder, bewilderment, bluff, bluster, bluster and bluff, blustering, boastfulness, bobbery, boil, boiling, bother, botheration, bravado, brouhaha, bug, bullying, burst, bustle, chaos, churn, cloud, commotion, confound, confuse, confusion, conturbation, daze, dazzle, discombobulate, discombobulation, discomfit, discomfiture, discomfort, discommode, discompose, discomposure, disconcert, disconcertion, disorder, disorganization, disorganize, disorient, disorientation, disquiet, disquietude, distract, distraction, disturb, disturbance, dither, dizzy, ebullition, electrify, embarrass, embarrassment, embroilment, entangle, excitement, fanfaronade, faze, feery-fary, ferment, fermentation, fever, feverishness, fidgetiness, fidgets, fit, flap, flummox, flurry, flusteration, flustration, flutter, flutteration, flutteriness, fog, foment, foofaraw, frenzy, fret, fuddle, fuddlement, fume, fuss, fussiness, hassle, haze, hectoring, hubbub, hullabaloo, hurly-burly, inquietude, intimidation, jar, jitters, jolt, jumble, jumpiness, lather, maelstrom, malaise, maze, mess, mist, mix up, moider, moil, muddle, muddlement, mystify, nerviness, nervosity, nervousness, nonplus, perplex, perplexity, perturb, perturbation, pother, pucker, put off, put out, puzzle, raise hell, rant, rattle, restlessness, rock, rodomontade, roil, rout, row, ruffle, scramble, seethe, seething, shake, shake up, shock, shuffle, side, spasm, splutter, spurt, sputter, stagger, stew, stir, stir up, swagger, swashbucklery, sweat, swirl, swivet, throw, throw into confusion, throw off, tizzy, to-do, trepidation, trepidity, trouble, tumult, tumultuation, turbidity, turbulence, turmoil, twitter, twitteration, unease, unhinge, unquiet, unrest, unsettle, unsettlement, upset, vortex, whirl

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  • Fluster — Flus ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Flustered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Flustering}.] [Cf. Icel. flaustra to be flustered, flaustr a fluster.] To make hot and rosy, as with drinking; to heat; hence, to throw into agitation and confusion; to confuse; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fluster — [n] perturbation, upset agitation, brouhaha, commotion, disturbance, dither, flap*, flurry, flutter, furor, ruffle, state*, to do*, turmoil; concept 410 Ant. calm, calmness, comfort, peace fluster [v] upset, perturb addle, agitate, bewilder,… …   New thesaurus

  • fluster — Fluster. v. n. Joüer de la fluste. Il ne se dit guere qu en raillerie & par mespris. Il ne fait que fluster toute la journée …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Fluster — Flus ter, v. i. To be in a heat or bustle; to be agitated and confused. [1913 Webster] The flstering, vainglorious Greeks. South. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fluster — Flus ter, n. Heat or glow, as from drinking; agitation mingled with confusion; disorder. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fluster — index agitate (perturb), confuse (bewilder), confusion (ambiguity), discompose, disconcert, d …   Law dictionary

  • fluster — early 15c. (implied in flostyrynge), from a Scandinavian source (Cf. Icel. 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,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • fluster — vb upset, agitate, perturb, flurry, disturb, *discompose, disquiet Analogous words: bewilder, distract, confound, nonplus, mystify, perplex, *puzzle: rattle, faze, disconcert, discomfit (see EMBARRASS): *confuse, muddle, addle, fuddle …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • fluster — ► VERB (often as adj. flustered) ▪ make (someone) agitated or confused. ► NOUN ▪ a flustered state. ORIGIN originally in the sense «make slightly drunk»: perhaps Scandinavian …   English terms dictionary

  • fluster — [flus′tər] vt., vi. [ME flosteren, prob. < Scand, as in Ice flaustra, to bustle, hurry] to make or become confused, nervous, or befuddled n. the condition of being flustered …   English World dictionary

  • fluster — flus|ter1 [ˈflʌstə US ər] v [T] to make someone nervous and confused by making them hurry or interrupting them ▪ Don t fluster me, or I ll never be ready on time. fluster 2 fluster2 n BrE in a fluster nervous and confused because you are trying… …   Dictionary of contemporary English