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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 of fluster dither, fret, fuss, huff, lather, pother, stew, sweat, swelter, swivet, tizzy, twitterWords Related to fluster 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 of fluster abashment, confusion, discomfiture, disconcertment, embarrassment, mortificationWords Related to fluster agitation, bother, chagrin, discomfort, discomposure, dismay, disquiet, distress, disturbance, perturbation, unease, uneasiness, upset; disgrace, ignominy, shame; debasement, degradation, humiliation, mortification; humble pieNear Antonyms of fluster 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 of fluster abash, confound, confuse, discomfit, disconcert, discountenance, faze, embarrass, mortify, nonplus, rattleWords Related to fluster 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 of fluster calm, comfort, console, relieve, soothe; buoy, cheer, embolden, encourage, hearten; assure, reassure

Synonym Discussion of fluster

discompose, disquiet, disturb, perturb, agitate, upset, fluster mean to destroy capacity for collected thought or decisive action. discompose implies some degree of loss of self-control or self-confidence especially through emotional stress.
    • discomposed by the loss of his beloved wife
disquiet suggests loss of sense of security or peace of mind.
    • the disquieting news of factories closing
disturb implies interference with one's mental processes caused by worry, perplexity, or interruption.
    • the discrepancy in accounts disturbed me
perturb implies deep disturbance of mind and emotions.
    • perturbed by her husband's strange behavior
agitate suggests obvious external signs of nervous or emotional excitement.
    • in his agitated state we could see he was unable to work
upset implies the disturbance of normal or habitual functioning by disappointment, distress, or grief.
    • the family's constant bickering upsets the youngest child
fluster suggests bewildered agitation.
    • his declaration of love completely flustered her


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