Definition of befuddle in English:



  • Cause to become unable to think clearly.

    ‘even in my befuddled state I could see that they meant trouble’
    • ‘She told me, her eyes widening with the mystery that befuddled me earlier.’
    • ‘I'm still befuddled by the speed with which these were produced, in a kitchen featuring two gas burners and one ancient electric mixer.’
    • ‘Brooke glanced around at the girls, whose befuddled faces told her how stupid this must have looked.’
    • ‘I was so stunned and momentarily befuddled it never even occurred to me to fire the second barrel.’
    • ‘I forgot to tell you all this is set in one of my confused and befuddled future settings.’
    • ‘Riders overtake traffic, carving in and out of lanes as befuddled drivers bond in confusion with pedestrians.’
    • ‘This clarified things for the more befuddled viewers but reminded all that they were watching a dead person.’
    • ‘I am as befuddled as you are when I try to read that deliberately abstruse text.’
    • ‘I opened the door and there was no teacher in sight, only several befuddled students.’
    • ‘It befuddled me greatly because I couldn't remember doing anything wrong that night, at least not to him.’
    • ‘A very befuddled teenager soon found himself pushed and locked out of the room.’
    • ‘Even then, the details of how I had gone and gotten myself a boyfriend befuddled me.’
    • ‘When Miss Fiske wrote to inform me of her condition, I was utterly befuddled.’
    • ‘In our early days, my entering classmates were often befuddled by the kind of readings we were given.’
    • ‘Sarah felt something stir within her as she gazed at him, her eyes never leaving his and she was befuddled.’
    • ‘At first they glanced at each other, befuddled by the albino girl who stood in nothing but a strapless nightgown.’
    • ‘Clearly it exists, but it is befuddled, complex, and we all have a different idea about what it is.’
    • ‘The sport of boxing won big time as it again confused and befuddled it's critics.’
    • ‘Who knows what little games he played in his mind before it became befuddled by morphine?’
    • ‘I do have to admit to being a little befuddled by what's going on in terms of the descriptions.’
    confused, muddled, addled, bewildered, disoriented, disorientated, all at sea, mixed up, fazed, perplexed, stunned, dazed, dizzy, stupefied, groggy, foggy, fuzzy, fuddled, benumbed, numbed, numb, vague
    discombobulated, bamboozled, dopey, woolly, woolly-headed, muzzy, woozy, out of it
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