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A state of deception or mystification.‘wave after wave of bamboozlement is in store as these stories unfold’
confusion, bewilderment, puzzlement, bafflement, incomprehension, lack of comprehension, mystification, bemusement, befuddlementView synonyms
- ‘I'm especially pleased that he's been such a strong and cogent voice on Social Security since we are sure to face a new tide of bamboozlement in the week ahead.’
- ‘The economy for its success requires organized public bamboozlement.’
- ‘An eye catching assistant often relieves the magician from the drudgery of bamboozlement.’
- ‘This short play is as fine a specimen as an audience seeking bamboozlement could wish.’
- ‘Let's see if there's any way to get the media and various other members of the capital's elect to avoid another round of self-administered bamboozlement.’
- ‘Much of this desperate bamboozlement looks pretty transparent today.’
- ‘The short lesson is that no amount of bamboozlement and bluster will save politicians - or political operatives - when reality contradicts them.’
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