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.
My befuddlement turned to clarity when I stepped up to counter and the smiling cashier said: "Sir, may I have your phone number or membership number?" "Well, I don't have one and don't want one," I said.
It's just a jumble of emotions ranging from horror to befuddlement." "Oof, this cast is so haphazard," opined Candice Frederick, who was left scratching her head.
"I know other things happened but I watched Tommy pour coke in his underwear to be sexy and I think it made my brain glitch out in complete befuddlement," one posted on Twitter.
His trademark aura of permanent surprise, befuddlement and bemusement clung to him like an impenetrable cloud.
Maybe being in my 94th year has caused some befuddlement. Someone please help me sort it all out.
The initial response of the audience was one of befuddlement.
What we see is confusion and chaos and bewilderment and befuddlement on a scale that could possibly and probably take your breath away.
Seizing on special prosecutor Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram's expressed befuddlement over the decision to close the case against the former Sabah chief minister before, the Kepong MP noted that Musa was being charged largely over the same allegations from 2012.
This circumstance is likely to incite one of three reactions from readers: befuddlement, terror or magnetic attraction.
Stand in line at a US outlet and enter a state of befuddlement as everyone has their own version of whatever is on the menu, with extra shots and flavourings and how deep they want the froth, as if their preferences give them an identity.
However, the journey from Skye Bank to Polaris Bank has not been without befuddlement. According to the CBN Governor, while announcing the sack of Skye Bank board in 2016, 'What we have seen since late 2013 to 2014 is that the capital adequacy ratio at Skye Bank has been weakening and we think it is not right for us to allow this to continue to weaken to the point where it gets to an irrecoverable situation.' Given the CBN's observation, is it not intriguing that AMCON sold Mainstreet Bank to Skye Bank in 2014 without the CBN raising any objection as the regulator?