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[bih-daz-uh l]
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verb (used with object), be·daz·zled, be·daz·zling.
  1. to impress forcefully, especially so as to make oblivious to faults or shortcomings: Audiences were bedazzled by her charm.
  2. to dazzle so as to blind or confuse: The glare of the headlights bedazzled him.
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Origin of bedazzle

First recorded in 1590–1600; be- + dazzle
Related formsbe·daz·zle·ment, nounbe·daz·zling·ly, adverb


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1. dazzle, astound, overwhelm, flabbergast, enchant, captivate. 2. daze, bewilder, disconcert, blind, befuddle, fluster.
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  1. (tr) to dazzle or confuse, as with brilliance
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Derived Formsbedazzlement, noun
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Word Origin and History for bedazzled



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

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