[ bih-sot-id ]
/ bɪˈsɒt ɪd /


intoxicated; drunk: We found him besotted with wine.
infatuated or obsessed: a besotted mom and her new baby; They had one date and he was utterly besotted.

Origin of besotted

Related formsbe·sot·ted·ly, adverbbe·sot·ted·ness, noun

Definition for besotted (2 of 2)


[ bih-sot ]
/ bɪˈsɒt /

verb (used with object), be·sot·ted, be·sot·ting.

to intoxicate or stupefy with drink.
to make stupid or foolish: The stories had besotted her mind with fear and superstition.
to infatuate; obsess: Youth and beauty have a tendency to besot middle-aged men; charm and tenderness does it for women of all ages.

Origin of besot

First recorded in 1575–85; be + sot
Related formsbe·sot·ting·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for besotted


/ (bɪˈsɒtɪd) /


stupefied with drink; intoxicated
infatuated; doting
foolish; muddled
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