Definition of befog in English:



  • Make confused.

    ‘her brain was befogged with lack of sleep’
    • ‘Therefore, we do well by starting from the beginning, because all social thought is befogged by prevailing historical circumstances.’
    • ‘Once again this looks like an intellectual befogging the issue and ignoring the obvious.’
    • ‘This seems to me to be the lesson of any view of the human prospect that is not befogged by groundless hopes.’
    • ‘In a world befogged by superficiality, moments of clarity are few and far between.’
    • ‘In an area as difficult as climate science, in which all is complex and befogged, it takes a while to see what one is not prepared to look for.’
    • ‘Perhaps this cornucopia of educational opportunities is befogging you.’
    • ‘Such souls, I suppose, are asleep, or smothered and befogged beneath mean pleasures and cares.’
    • ‘Even with modern efficacious treatments for schizophrenia, we face troubling questions about how much they befog the mind and how much they harm the brain.’
    confused, muddled, fuddled, befuddled, addled, groggy, dizzy, muzzy
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