- agitated, confusing
1840, James Fenimore Cooper, The Pathfinder, Lea and Blanchard, page 53:
- To me it seems, Mabel, that whenever a thing is really grand and potent, it has a quiet majesty about it, that is altogether unlike the frothy and flustering manner of smaller matters, and so it was with them rapids.
1997, Rosemary Perry, Teaching Practice: A Guide for Early Childhood Students, Routledge, page 57:
- Although at times my prac experiences were flustering and frustrating, I have gained many new insights into catering for the individual needs of children.
2004, Geoffrey Petty, Teaching Today: A Practical Guide, page 361:
- There is nothing more flustering than to wrestle with an unfamiliar piece of equipment in the presence of a class!
2007, Frank Swinnerton, Coquette, READ BOOKS, page 39:
- She almost forgot Toby while she was bathed in this flustering brilliance of light and noise.