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fluster

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of fluster

  1. 1 a state of nervous or irritated concern <all the yelling on the bus put the driver in a fluster> Synonyms dither, fret, fuss, huff, lather, pother, stew, sweat, swelter, swivet, tizzy, twitterRelated Words bother, dudgeon, pique; alarm (also alarum), hand-wringing, panic; ado, agitation, delirium, distraction, furor, hysteria, uproar; nervous breakdown

  2. 2 the emotional state of being made self-consciously uncomfortable <there was a palpable fluster in the audience when I asked my awkward question> Synonyms abashment, confusion, discomfiture, disconcertment, embarrassment, mortificationRelated Words agitation, bother, chagrin, discomfort, discomposure, dismay, disquiet, distress, disturbance, perturbation, unease, uneasiness, upset; disgrace, ignominy, shame; debasement, degradation, humiliation, mortification; humble pieNear Antonyms aplomb, assurance, composure, confidence, coolness, equanimity, poise, self-assurance, self-confidence, self-possession




fluster

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of fluster

  1. to throw into a state of self-conscious distress <was flustered when her parents dragged out her baby pictures for her new boyfriend> Synonyms abash, confound, confuse, discomfit, disconcert, discountenance, faze, embarrass, mortify, nonplus, rattleRelated Words agitate, bother, chagrin, discomfort, discompose, dismay, disquiet, distress, disturb, perturb, put off, put out, unhinge, unsettle, upset; debase, degrade, demean, humble, humiliate, queer, shameNear Antonyms calm, comfort, console, relieve, soothe; buoy, cheer, embolden, encourage, hearten; assure, reassure




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