flus·​tered | \ ˈflə-stərd How to pronounce flustered (audio) \

Definition of flustered

: in a state of agitated confusion She became so flustered that she'd … kept repeating, "Gosh, I can't even think …" Later she confided, "I was almost in tears right after doing those numbers."— Stephen S. Hall The flustered lady gave me a blank stare and said, "That's not Mr. Franklin. The guard said Mr. Franklin was on his way up."— Dick Francis … the oxen … seemed more patient and less flustered than their masters …— Deborah Straw

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flusteredly adverb
"Everything's under control, I think!" she says a little flusteredly. "We had a problem with the table posies, but fingers crossed, they should be on their way … ." — Sophie Kinsella

First Known Use of flustered

1743, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for flustered

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“Flustered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flustered. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of flustered

: upset or nervous

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