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Fluster   /flˈəstər/   Listen

(past & past part. flustered; pres. part. flustering)
Be flustered; behave in a confused manner.
Cause to be nervous or upset.

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"Fluster" Quotes from Famous Books

... there by my father, and should not consent I hardly know what I did wish 1811ff I hardly knew ... As we passed out of the gate, I looked back at the mansion 1870 ... back to the mansion which put him in a terrible fluster 1851/70 ... a terrible flutter we have little peace in the house 1870 we have but little peace in the house the servant delivered a packet of letters 1811ff ... a package of letters my uncle found it impossible to submit ...
— Alonzo and Melissa - The Unfeeling Father • Daniel Jackson, Jr.

... period of idealism, men become hopelessly self-conscious. That is, the great affective centers no longer act spontaneously, but always wait for control from the head. This always breeds a great fluster in the psyche, and the poor self-conscious individual cannot help posing and posturing. Our ideal has taught us to be gentle and wistful: rather girlish and yielding, and very yielding in our sympathies. In fact, many young men feel so very like what they imagine a girl must feel, that ...
— Fantasia of the Unconscious • D. H. Lawrence

... the proper answer, saying neither too much, nor too little, to be civil to all, without needless multiplication of words, this requires one to hold his faculties well in hand, never to forget himself, and to show that no demand whatever can vex or fluster him. The librarian should know how, or learn how to adapt himself to all readers, and how to aid their researches without devoting much time to each. This requires a fine quality of tact, of adapting one's self quickly to the varied circumstances ...
— A Book for All Readers • Ainsworth Rand Spofford

... kept her room since the day before, but remained attentive to all that was happening at the Old Mill, had, through her open door and window, heard and seen the hubbub, the fuss made by the servants, all the mad fluster of a house that feels itself threatened by an ...
— The Frontier • Maurice LeBlanc

Words linked to "Fluster" :   carry, ruffle, disconcert, conduct, bear, acquit, confuse, flurry, behave, discomposure, comport, deport, put off

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