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befuddle Syllabification: be·fud·dle
Pronunciation: /bəˈfədl/

Definition of befuddle in English:


[with object] (usually as adjective befuddled)
Make (someone) unable to think clearly: he has an air of befuddled unworldliness
More example sentences
  • Riders overtake traffic, carving in and out of lanes as befuddled drivers bond in confusion with pedestrians.
  • I forgot to tell you all this is set in one of my confused and befuddled future settings.
  • I was so stunned and momentarily befuddled it never even occurred to me to fire the second barrel.
confused, muddled, addled, bewildered, disoriented, fazed, perplexed, dazed, dizzy, stupefied, groggy, muzzy, foggy, fuddled, fuzzy, dopey, woozy, befogged, mixed up
informal discombobulated


Example sentences
  • And most times - after a moment or two of befuddlement and confusion - I saw that the computer gizmo was right.
  • Unable to comprehend, Amanda stared at Keira in utter astonishment and befuddlement.
  • All of these things cause my brain befuddlement, bemusement and general confusion.

Words that rhyme with befuddle

cuddle, fuddle, huddle, muddle, puddle, ruddle
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