befuddlement


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Noun1.befuddlement - confusion resulting from failure to understandbefuddlement - confusion resulting from failure to understand
confusedness, disarray, mental confusion, muddiness, confusion - a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior; "a confusion of impressions"

befuddlement

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There was no drunkenness, as drunkenness is ordinarily understood--no staggering and rolling around, no befuddlement of the senses.
I looked at my computer screen in a state of some befuddlement.
Admittedly, my Days of Awe were sometimes days of befuddlement, as I tried to figure out where in the prayer book everyone else was, whether an emailed atonement to the ex was less sincere and more a passive aggressive criticism of her motivations for leaving me, and why I was the only person wearing white on Yom Kippur leading to a brief fashion-fret as to whether or not I'd got the days mixed-up.
To many, Lewis personified 'physical' and 'slapstick' comedy, his signature 'goon face' and expression of cretinous befuddlement vivifying a long-gone era when over-the-top comedy was king.
Mrs May's decision to put the DUP on their benches has caused some befuddlement.
Of course, it's not dumbness as much as befuddlement.
Increasingly, the amusement and befuddlement have given way to alarm and disgust," writes Frida Ghitis for CNN.
Frank Field looked around in befuddlement and Neil Hamilton raised his eyebrows as if to say: "Sorry, folks - looks like I'm back again.
Labour's Frank Field looked around in befuddlement and UKIP's Neil Hamilton raised his eyebrows as if to say: "Sorry, folks - I'm back again.
The bishops' statement--which was sent to Council of General Synod (CoGS), the church's governing body between General Synods--sent ripples of shock and anger among some Anglicans, and was met with relief and joy by some, befuddlement by others.
One is left with the impression of performers and directors who struggled earnestly to appreciate what Andre had done, but the film never gives the viewer the chance to experience the same trajectory from befuddlement to enlightenment.
An icebreaker, to be sure, but after days of befuddlement over traditions strange to him, failing to grasp the point of Katya's relatives' jokes and vice versa, eating too much watermelon and nearly raw fish, and drinking way too much vodka, he is still in love.