One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
verbbefogging, befogged, befogs[with object]
Make confused.‘her brain was befogged with lack of sleep’
confused, muddled, fuddled, befuddled, addled, groggy, dizzy, muzzyView synonyms
- ‘Perhaps this cornucopia of educational opportunities is befogging you.’
- ‘Therefore, we do well by starting from the beginning, because all social thought is befogged by prevailing historical circumstances.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Once again this looks like an intellectual befogging the issue and ignoring the obvious.’
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