Definition of Rattled

1. Adjective. Thrown into a state of agitated confusion; ('rattled' is an informal term).

Exact synonyms: Flustered, Hot And Bothered, Perturbed
Language type: Colloquialism
Similar to: Discomposed



Definition of Rattled

1. Verb. (past of rattle) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rattled

1. rattle [v] - See also: rattle

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rattled

rattle off
rattle on
rattle snake
rattle someone's cage
rattle the bones
rattle through
rattle trap
rattle weed
rattleback
rattlebacks
rattlebox
rattleboxes
rattlebrain
rattlebrained
rattlebrains
rattled (current term)
rattlehead
rattleheaded
rattleheads
rattlemice
rattlemouse
rattlepate
rattlepated
rattlepates
rattler
rattlers
rattles
rattlesnake's master
rattlesnake bite

Literary usage of Rattled

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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1905)
"The strongest manifestation of Insanity which he gives, or which the record discloses, Is that he says: "The first I noticed of her being rattled was about ..."

2. The English Works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury by Thomas Hobbes (1844)
"He smote was with a spear into the brain ; Antilochus the man that smote him was. His armour rattled on him as he fell, 430 As if some tow'r had fall'n. ..."

3. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America by Seismological Society of America (1917)
"Most of the reports agree that houses were shaken more or less violently, and loose objects, such as dishes and windows, etc.. rattled, accompanied in many ..."

4. The Works of Virgil by Virgil (1891)
"She said: but Opis, shooting down through the light airy regions of the sky, rattled along, her body wrapped around in a black whirlwind. ..."

5. Campfires on Desert and Lava by William Temple Hornaday (1908)
"... and a Maze of Coat-pockets—The Choya Peak—Hard Travelling for Human Feet—Two Sheep Sighted—A Run for Them—Bad Shooting and a Badly rattled Sportsman—Mr. ..."

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