verb (used with object), be·dev·iled, be·dev·il·ing or (especially British) be·dev·illed, be·dev·il·ling.
Origin of bedevil
Examples from the Web for bedevilled
The volunteers, flocking in mass to the front, changed entirely by their bedevilled fury the previous tactics of the war.The Sword of Honor, volumes 1 & 2|Eugne Sue
It has already, and I am down and hipped and bedevilled cruelly.Charles Lever, His Life in His Letters, Vol. II (of II)|Edmund Downey
The Filipino constabulary soldiers made fun of them because they wore no trousers, and bedevilled them in various ways.The Philippines Past and Present (Volume 2 of 2)|Dean Conant Worcester
Even the fiercest hunting animals we so bedevilled that they learned to leave our places alone.Before Adam|Jack London
The very captains in the harbor have been bedevilled by the priests.A King of Tyre|James M. Ludlow
verb -ils, -illing or -illed or US -ils, -iling or -iled (tr)
1768, "to treat diabolically, abuse," from be- + verbal use of devil (q.v.). Meaning "to mischievously confuse" is from 1755; that of "to drive frantic" is from 1823. Related: Bedeviled (1570s, in a literal sense, "possessed"); bedeviling.