Definition of befuddle in English:

befuddle

verb

[WITH OBJECT]usually as adjective befuddled
  • Make (someone) unable to think clearly.

    ‘he has an air of befuddled unworldliness’
    • ‘Riders overtake traffic, carving in and out of lanes as befuddled drivers bond in confusion with pedestrians.’
    • ‘Clearly it exists, but it is befuddled, complex, and we all have a different idea about what it is.’
    • ‘I am as befuddled as you are when I try to read that deliberately abstruse text.’
    • ‘The sport of boxing won big time as it again confused and befuddled it's critics.’
    • ‘Even then, the details of how I had gone and gotten myself a boyfriend befuddled me.’
    • ‘I opened the door and there was no teacher in sight, only several befuddled students.’
    • ‘Brooke glanced around at the girls, whose befuddled faces told her how stupid this must have looked.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This clarified things for the more befuddled viewers but reminded all that they were watching a dead person.’
    • ‘I do have to admit to being a little befuddled by what's going on in terms of the descriptions.’
    • ‘At first they glanced at each other, befuddled by the albino girl who stood in nothing but a strapless nightgown.’
    • ‘In our early days, my entering classmates were often befuddled by the kind of readings we were given.’
    • ‘Who knows what little games he played in his mind before it became befuddled by morphine?’
    • ‘She told me, her eyes widening with the mystery that befuddled me earlier.’
    • ‘A very befuddled teenager soon found himself pushed and locked out of the room.’
    • ‘Sarah felt something stir within her as she gazed at him, her eyes never leaving his and she was befuddled.’
    • ‘I'm still befuddled by the speed with which these were produced, in a kitchen featuring two gas burners and one ancient electric mixer.’
    • ‘It befuddled me greatly because I couldn't remember doing anything wrong that night, at least not to him.’
    • ‘When Miss Fiske wrote to inform me of her condition, I was utterly befuddled.’
    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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Pronunciation

befuddle

/bəˈfədl/