verb (used with object), be·fud·dled, be·fud·dling.
to confuse, as with glib statements or arguments: politicians befuddling the public with campaign promises.
to make stupidly drunk.
Origin of befuddle
Synonyms for befuddle
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Related Words for befuddlingdumbfound, bewilder, puzzle, muddle, distract, baffle, daze, stupefy, fluster, intoxicate, disorient, inebriate, bother, addle, shake
Examples from the Web for befuddling
Contemporary Examples of befuddling
And opinions grew more virulent and befuddling on both sides.Why We’re Not Ranking Rabbis
Gary Ginsberg, Michael Lynton, Abigail Pogrebin
February 26, 2014
Historical Examples of befuddling
to confuse, muddle, or perplex
to make stupid with drink
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