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(of a person) agitated, nervous, or anxious.‘I sat down, feeling a little flurried and excited’
agitated, flustered, ruffled, in a panic, worked up, beside oneself, overwrought, perturbed, franticin a flap, in a state, in a twitter, in a fluster, in a dither, all of a dither, all of a lather, in a tizz, in a tizzy, in a tiz-wozin a spin, in a flat spin, having kittensin a twitView synonyms
- ‘Well Scanlon was in the act of dismounting when the first shot was fired at Kennedy, and Scanlon became, well, flurried, and fell to his knees.’
- ‘His pose is very graceful, he is safe and reliable in gathering a faulty throw, he never gets flurried, and he does not appeal to that dignified gentleman in the white robe.’
- ‘The show grounds were a bustle of activity, horses, riders, spectators, staff members, trainers, worried parents and other people, running around in a flurried way.’
- ‘Kevin held her hand and stopped her from her flurried packing.’
- ‘If you're used to the pace of AFL or rugby union, then watching gridiron is like chess with helmets - lots of waiting around for five seconds of flurried activity.’
- ‘The pounding on the door smashed him out of his flurried thoughts and he hurried to it, flinging it open.’
- ‘Tansini's approach is the antithesis of Parry's, replacing measured inexorability with a sequence of flurried, furtive conversations that hurtle into the stuff of nightmare.’
- ‘Her attentive entourage lifted her aloft, further emphasizing her height, and whirled about her in a flurried frenzy.’
- ‘Two elderly unmarried ladies were sitting on the front porch of their country house convincing each other they had made the right choice in life, when a rooster chased a flurried hen past them.’
- ‘Behind us, Pat began warming himself up on his drum kit, executing a quick succession of flurried beats.’
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