- intoxicated; drunk: We found him besotted with wine.
- infatuated or obsessed: a besotted mom and her new baby; They had one date and he was utterly besotted.
Origin of besotted
- to intoxicate or stupefy with drink.
- to make stupid or foolish: The stories had besotted her mind with fear and superstition.
- to infatuate; obsess: Youth and beauty have a tendency to besot middle-aged men; charm and tenderness does it for women of all ages.
Origin of besot
Examples from the Web for besotted
He's already got some of them besotted with his poverty rhetoric.Boehner, the Tea Party, and the Ryan Express
December 13, 2013
The new Asian elite could certainly use a Tom Wolfe or two, but Kwan is far too besotted for the task.Gatsby in Asia
June 29, 2013
The besotted Broadwell may have viewed the curvaceous Kelley as a threat.Exclusive: Paula Broadwell’s Emails Revealed
November 12, 2012
He embraces asymmetry, is besotted by rhinestones, and swoons over the promise of romance hidden in dark shadows.Paris Fall 2012 Fashion Week: Haider Ackermann, Lanvin, and Comme des Garçons
March 4, 2012
Peterson has even inspired a now satire blog where one besotted woman posts her love-struck messages to the convicted killer.Women Who Love Murderers
Barbie Latza Nadeau
June 23, 2010
If you are not besotted to that man, I am sure you will like it.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
They were greedy, and, in their besotted avarice, they killed the goose.Henry Dunbar
M. E. Braddon
But on beholding the laundress' besotted face, she tremblingly drew back.L'Assommoir
That flabby, burly man, happy and besotted, was his own father!The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume VIII.
Guy de Maupassant
Against all this misfortune even my besotted optimism could not prevail.A Daughter of the Middle Border
- stupefied with drink; intoxicated
- infatuated; doting
- foolish; muddled
Word Origin and History for besotted
past participle adjective from besot.