- 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 bedazzlement
Simon's bedazzlement at Charles's tribute to him turned in an instant to anger.The Saracen: The Holy War
She was again radiant, and in some bedazzlement of mind he arose and followed her.A Virginia Cousin & Bar Harbor Tales
Mrs Burton Harrison
In some city there goes up a great club-house—the architecture, the furniture, all the equipment a bedazzlement of wealth.New Tabernacle Sermons
Thomas De Witt Talmage
Before this horizon of marvels, Bouvard and Pécuchet experienced a kind of bedazzlement.Bouvard and Pcuchet
But now I saw things—I know not how; assuredly with no mortal eyes—and that defect of bedazzlement blinded me no longer.The Plattner Story and Others
H. G. Wells
- (tr) to dazzle or confuse, as with brilliance
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Word Origin and History for bedazzlement
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