flustered


verb (used with object)

  1. to put into a state of agitated confusion: His constant criticism flustered me.
  2. to excite and confuse with drink.

verb (used without object)

  1. to become agitatedly confused.

noun

  1. nervous excitement or confusion.

verb

  1. to make or become confused, nervous, or upset

noun

  1. a state of confusion or agitation
v.

early 15c. (implied in flostyrynge), from a Scandinavian source (cf. Icelandic 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, 1710, from the verb.

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