to confuse, as with glib statements or arguments: politicians befuddling the public with campaign promises.
to make stupidly drunk.
- be·fud·dler, noun
- be·fud·dle·ment, noun
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How to use befuddle in a sentence
One veteran Democratic operative in the state found the event befuddling.
And opinions grew more virulent and befuddling on both sides.
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British Dictionary definitions for befuddle
to confuse, muddle, or perplex
to make stupid with drink
- befuddlement, noun
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