[ 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.

Origin of bedazzle

First recorded in 1590–1600; be- + dazzle


be·daz·zle·ment, nounbe·daz·zling·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for bedazzling

  • She was laughing again and the bedazzling eyes were dancing with delight.

    The Price|Francis Lynde
  • But an impatient activity urges men on, bedazzling their eyes, which at once unnerves and unfits them for reading or judging.

British Dictionary definitions for bedazzling

/ (bɪˈdæzəl) /


(tr) to dazzle or confuse, as with brilliance

Derived forms of bedazzle

bedazzlement, noun
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