bedazzle

[ bih-daz-uhl ]
/ bɪˈdæz əl /

verb (used with object), be·daz·zled, be·daz·zling.

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.

Nearby words

  1. bed-wetting,
  2. bedabble,
  3. bedash,
  4. bedaub,
  5. bedaux system,
  6. bedazzled,
  7. bedbug,
  8. bedchamber,
  9. bedclothes,
  10. bedclothing

Origin of bedazzle

First recorded in 1590–1600; be- + dazzle

Related formsbe·daz·zle·ment, nounbe·daz·zling·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for bedazzled

bedazzle

/ (bɪˈdæzəl) /

verb

(tr) to dazzle or confuse, as with brilliance
Derived Formsbedazzlement, noun

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Word Origin and History for bedazzled

bedazzle

v.

1590s, from be- + dazzle (v.). Related: Bedazzled; bedazzling.

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