- to impress forcefully, especially so as to make oblivious to faults or shortcomings: Audiences were bedazzled by her charm.
- to dazzle so as to blind or confuse: The glare of the headlights bedazzled him.
Origin of bedazzle
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1. dazzle, astound, overwhelm, flabbergast, enchant, captivate. 2. daze, bewilder, disconcert, blind, befuddle, fluster.
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Examples from the Web for bedazzled
So, Mrs. Shattuck printed out a cheer resume on purple paper and, as is her way, bedazzled the paper with rhinestones.From Baltimore Ravens Cheerleader to Mrs. Robinson
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The contestants return for the “swimsuit” round, clad in light blue, bedazzled tulle g-strings.And the Wiener Is…My Trip to Brooklyn’s Smallest Penis Pageant
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Like Hamlin, McGinley is also no stranger to bedazzled spandex, having also competed on a season of Dancing with the Stars.The Most Random Old TV Stars to Appear on ‘Mad Men’
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It was the eye-opening moment for sports fans: figure skating is as brutal as it is bedazzled.Sotnikova Beat Kim Yu-Na? Figure Skating Is Probably Corrupt (But We Knew That)
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Together they proved why this wacky, bedazzled Liberace fever dream of a TV show is one that we should never stop watching.‘Dancing With the Stars’: A Love Letter to TV’s Most Ridiculous Show
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I was fifteen and romantic, and I was bedazzled just as the others were.
In one bedazzled moment we review a whole night of darkness.The Colossus
Her appointments with Delmar had interrupted the sittings, and left Pellerin all the time to get bedazzled.Sentimental Education, Volume II
It is quite evident that Brantôme's eyes were bedazzled by the glitter of royalty, or was it the glitter of royal gold?In Chteau Land
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- (tr) to dazzle or confuse, as with brilliance
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Word Origin and History for bedazzled
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