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.
It didn't help that his face was generally a fresco of befuddlement.
It was a good job the Riversiders were so explosive at either end because they displayed their now typical mid-innings befuddlement against the spinners.
The experience is unforgettable, 17 courses of food which inspire wonderment, befuddlement and, above all, awe.
Get Happy is about a perpetually miserable man who finds happiness when he starts dating a manic pixie dream girl, to the befuddlement of his cynical best friend.
Among the characters causing as much befuddlement as they did belly laughs were the Bra Men and councillors Cox and Evans.
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She really embraced this--to the total befuddlement of her parents--and really committed herself to raising me and my three siblings in a house that was very immersed in Jewish life.
During the first wave of Nazi terror, motion picture journalists and Hollywood producers evinced "the natural befuddlement of cool businessmen up against hot-headed fanatics" and remained oblivious to contemporary Nazi horrors and impending disaster (39).
30pm e' Bbg We've come to know TV Burp host Harry Hill for big collars, statement glasses, and a general air of befuddlement.
Ask your average interventional radiologist (IR) how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is likely to affect his or her pocketbook, and the near-universal response at this point is likely to be a look of befuddlement mixed with anxiety.
At the very least, their use of the same, neutral-sounding words serves to make the teacher's shock and befuddlement less convincing as an ethical stance.