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bedevil

[ bih-dev-uhl ]
/ b瑟藞d蓻v 蓹l /
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verb (used with object), be路dev路iled, be路dev路il路ing or (especially British) be路dev路illed, be路dev路il路ling.
to torment or harass maliciously or diabolically, as with doubts, distractions, or worries.
to possess, as with a devil; bewitch.
to cause confusion or doubt in; muddle; confound: an issue bedeviled by prejudices.
to beset or hamper continuously: a new building bedeviled by elevator failures.
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Origin of bedevil

First recorded in 1760鈥70; be- + devil

OTHER WORDS FROM bedevil

be路dev路il路ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for bedevil

bedevil
/ (b瑟藞d蓻vl) /

verb -ils, -illing or -illed or US -ils, -iling or -iled (tr)
to harass or torment
to throw into confusion
to possess, as with a devil

Derived forms of bedevil

bedevilment, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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