- to confuse, as with glib statements or arguments: politicians befuddling the public with campaign promises.
- to make stupidly drunk.
Origin of befuddle
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1. perplex, bewilder, baffle, daze, muddle.
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Examples from the Web for befuddling
And opinions grew more virulent and befuddling on both sides.Why We’re Not Ranking Rabbis
Gary Ginsberg, Michael Lynton, Abigail Pogrebin
February 26, 2014
- to confuse, muddle, or perplex
- to make stupid with drink
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Word Origin and History for befuddling
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