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  • noun colloq. The act of flustrating; confusion; flurry.

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  • noun colloquial The act of flustrating; confusion; flurry.


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  • Dealing with India, is an excerise in flustration.

    Hand candy « BuzzMachine 2005

  • At times Ahmadinejad seemed to thoroughly enjoy Wallace's obvious "flustration" in attacking him from what has become an absurdly untenable position, both morally and logically.

    Why Do We Hate Them? 2006

  • Some ocassional clips are showing the flustration of citizens, many still not getting help and the money is where?

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  • It leads to flustration and reactions that normally folks just would not do.

    Dick Cheney yuks it up 2005

  • Goodness, gracious, marsy on me alive! what a flustration they has made about ye, sure enough, for sartin -- han't they?

    Ella Barnwell A Historical Romance of Border Life Emerson Bennett

  • Unhappy bosom was it, and a sad flustration did his presence, nine times out of ten, produce there.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 53, No. 328, February, 1843 Various

  • Reading on, she could picture the scene -- the two old men toiling with pathetic earnestness over the task of preparing that letter; here and there, the words only partially deleted by lines run across them, were evidences that in his flustration under the master's vitriolic complaints, old Dick had confused comment with dictated matter -- and had included comment in his unthinking haste to get everything down.

    Joan of Arc of the North Woods Holman Day 1900

  • Throp looked at his wife, an 'there were a glint in her een that he'd niver seen theer afore; shoo were fair ditherin' wi 'pride an' flustration.

    Tales of the Ridings Frederic William Moorman 1895

  • Miss Charity showed some flustration at this and cast her sister an appealing look; but Miss Thankful, eying her with some severity, answered me with becoming candor:

    The Mayor's Wife Anna Katharine Green 1890

  • The whole village is in a flustration; and I just came o'er-by, to find out from you the long and the short of everything.

    A Knight of the Nets Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr 1875


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