- 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.
Origin of bedevil
Related Words for bedevilledannoy, bother, irritate, beset, harass, torment, baffle, rattle, unsettle, unhinge, provoke, bug, badger, fluster, muddle, bewilder
Examples from the Web for bedevilled
Historical Examples of bedevilled
It has already, and I am down and hipped and bedevilled cruelly.
Everard was led to say that Nevil's cousins were bedevilled with womanfolk.Beauchamp's Career, Complete
The very captains in the harbor have been bedevilled by the priests.A King of Tyre
James M. Ludlow
All the animals which men have bedevilled in their own image—and which have bedevilled men in return.When We Dead Awaken
Are you bedevilled with Wentworth's theory that a man can be both a socialist and a royalist?The Decadent
Ralph Adams Cram
- to harass or torment
- to throw into confusion
- to possess, as with a devil