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fluster

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Definition to be or cause to be nervous or upset
  • He gets flustered when talking to groups and tends to lose his train of thought.
flustered = nervous or confused
  • When they came out into the waiting room, Barton Snode was standing there looking flustered, his jaw twitching from side to side.
    Jeanne DuPrau  --  The City of Ember
  • flustered = nervous or confused
  • She gets so excited and flustered.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Forged by Fire
  • flustered = nervous or confused
  • 'And don't fluster poor Charlie.
    Roald Dahl  --  Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
  • fluster = make nervous or confused
  • I'm a deal too flustered to tell you—all I know is, something comes at me like a Jack-in-the-box, and up I goes like a sky-rocket!
    Lewis Carroll  --  Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
  • flustered = nervous or confused
  • 2ND JUROR [flustered]: Well, sure I've heard of it.
    Reginald Rose  --  Twelve Angry Men
  • flustered = nervous or confused
  • For the first time, she looked flustered.
    Alex Flinn  --  Beastly
  • flustered = nervous or confused
  • The next batter bunted, and suddenly flustered, I threw away the ball.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • "Oh .... yes ... all right," said Hermione, looking slightly flustered, and following Krum through the crowd and out of sight.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • She came to him somewhat excited and curious and flustered.
    Frances Hodgson Burnett  --  The Secret Garden
  • Dad came by while I was working (and I know I looked all flustered) but he just winked and gave me a thumbs-up sign.
    Melody Carlson  --  Becoming Me
  • Why, they'd steal the very—why, goodness sakes, you can guess what kind of a fluster I was in by the time midnight come last night.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Kate was watching me, which made me more flustered when I couldn't figure out which was the fuel line.
    Kenneth Oppel  --  Airborn
  • "Oh, right, of course," she says, her face falling as she rushes to stand up, almost toppling her cello in her fluster.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • Frank felt so flustered that he thought his boots might melt through the ice.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • Teabing presented the flustered guards a far easier solution—an embossed card identifying him as Knight of the Realm.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • "Well, turn it on and check, honey," my mother says, flustered.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • "Don't let Annie's whip fool you," said Panov to_ the flustered girl.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • Brienne glanced down at herself, flustered.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Storm of Swords
  • BERENGER: [a little flustered] Oh yes, you must believe me.
    Eugene Ionesco  --  Rhinoceros

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