befuddled


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be·fud·dle

 (bĭ-fŭd′l)
tr.v. be·fud·dled, be·fud·dling, be·fud·dles
1. To cause (someone) to be unable to think clearly; confuse:
2. To stupefy with alcohol; intoxicate.
Synonyms: befuddle, addle, discombobulate, fuddle, muddle
These verbs mean to cause to be unclear in mind or intent: a difficult question that befuddled the authorities; problems that addle my brain; was discombobulated by all of the choices; a complex plot line that fuddled my comprehension; a student who was muddled by endless facts and figures.

befuddled

(bɪˈfʌdəld)
adj
1. confused, muddled, perplexed
2. stupefied with drink
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.befuddled - stupefied by alcoholic drinkbefuddled - stupefied by alcoholic drink; "the wino's poor befuddled mind"; "a mind befogged with drink"
confused - mentally confused; unable to think with clarity or act intelligently; "the flood of questions left her bewildered and confused"
2.befuddled - perplexed by many conflicting situations or statementsbefuddled - perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment; "obviously bemused by his questions"; "bewildered and confused"; "a cloudy and confounded philosopher"; "just a mixed-up kid"; "she felt lost on the first day of school"
perplexed - full of difficulty or confusion or bewilderment; "perplexed language"; "perplexed state of the world"
3.befuddled - confused and vaguebefuddled - confused and vague; used especially of thinking; "muddleheaded ideas"; "your addled little brain"; "woolly thinking"; "woolly-headed ideas"
confused - mentally confused; unable to think with clarity or act intelligently; "the flood of questions left her bewildered and confused"

befuddled

adjective confused, upset, puzzled, baffled, at sea, bewildered, muddled, dazed, perplexed, taken aback, intoxicated, disorientated, disorganized, muzzy (U.S. informal), groggy (informal), flummoxed, woozy (informal), at sixes and sevens, fuddled, inebriated, thrown off balance, discombobulated (informal, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), not with it (informal), not knowing if you are coming or going I was befuddled with drink.
Translations

befuddled

[bɪˈfʌdld] ADJ (= confused) → aturdido
befuddled with drinkatontado por la bebida

befuddled

[bɪˈfʌdəld] adj
to be befuddled [person] → avoir les idées brouillées

befuddled

[bɪˈfʌdld] adjconfuso/a
References in classic literature ?
The gigantic futility of humanity organized and befuddled by the bandits did not shock him.
But it was the multiplicity of laws that befuddled White Fang and often brought him into disgrace.
So befuddled and chaotic were their minds that the utterance of a single word could negative the generalizations of a lifetime of serious research and thought.
But with his brain befuddled by booze, they all passed him by.
She said her brain was befuddled by drugs to combat depression caused by the break-up, the death of her father, a miscarriage in August and harassment from her husband.
After successfully defeating two grumpy old men, both of whom had chosen to play sternly befuddled dads, the fifty-two-year-old rock 'n' roll president was now cast forever as an unruly, sullen teenager who would have to be disciplined by the fanatics of the religious right.
People who had formed organizing collectives were befuddled by their failure to connect meaningfully with the groups they wanted to organize.
the aged commissioner who turned out to be less befuddled and more focused on saving taxpayers' money than any of his fellows, observed that "those who have been least supportive of the defense budget are the ones that have protested the loudest when we have closed their bases.
Edward Thornton, defending, told Oban sheriff court: "His wits were befuddled by alcohol.
He's also a nice guy, quick to help befuddled passengers who can't find their trains.
As reader, Taylor sounds deliciously befuddled by the predicaments she finds herself in, just as any modern young woman would be, and her voice adds to the humor of the stories.
In the end, The New Colored People is an informative, wildly opinionated read for anyone who is befuddled by the long and tenuous history of race relations in America.