verb (bedevils, bedeviling, bedeviled; also chiefly British bedevils, bedevilling, bedevilled)[with object]
- 1(Of something bad) cause great and continual trouble to: inconsistencies that bedevil modern English spellingMore example sentences
- Treating the Universe as a hologram might solve one of the biggest problems bedeviling modern physics.
- This is the Buenos Aires I have fallen in love with, full of inconsistencies, bedeviled by its tragic circumstances.
- Legal issues continue to bedevil the e-book market.
- 1.1(Of a person) torment or harass: he bedeviled them with petty practical jokesMore example sentences
- He can bedevil his opponent all through the February primaries and caucuses in 17 states.
- When not bedevilled by his personal demons his mind is razor-sharp and positive and he uses his cue as if it was a magician's wand.
- But the voices continued to bedevil her, and later that year she was committed to Highland Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina.
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- I guarantee that none of the lessons I've prescribed will take root; I will swear at traffic, get peeved at fellow mortals, drop off to sleep thinking about the petty bedevilments of the coming day.
- ‘The worst bedevilment of all is being in exile within one's own skin,’ he wrote.
- They did create chances, but failure to take them has been the bedevilment of their season.