AskDefine | Define fluster

Dictionary Definition

fluster n : a disposition that is confused or nervous and upset [syn: perturbation]

Verb

1 be flustered; behave in a confused manner
2 cause to be nervous or upset

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English

Pronunciation

Verb

  1. To confuse, befuddle, throw into panic by making overwrought with confusion.
    He seemed to get flustered when speaking in front of too many people.

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