Adjective "bamboozled" definition and examples

(Bamboozled may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/bamˈbuːz(ə)l/

Definitions and examples

verb

Cheat or fool.
  1. 'Courtesy is a luxury that real reporters often have to sacrifice in the line of duty, especially when bamboozled by double talk.'
  2. 'This enables the authoritarians to bamboozle the people into thinking they are still free.'
  3. 'Inconspicuously dressed in a kilt, sporran, dagger, and ‘black mask of Osiris’, Crowley crept down the suburban road from Olympia and bamboozled his way into the sacred vaults.'
  4. 'He adopted the persona of princess Alice of Gloucester, and despite being caught several times with a mysterious moustache on public occasions, was able to bamboozle everyone outside of a small circle of trusted friends.'
  5. 'Rather, they want to bamboozle students with enough false and misleading information to make them think that evolution is bad science.'
  6. 'In other words, they practise seances and use the occult to bamboozle people into believing in ghosts.'
  7. 'To the death she refused to be bamboozled by dubious reasoning.'
  8. 'For a party member to win high office in the face of human nature requires him or her to pull the wool over the voters' eyes, to bamboozle them away from the evident truth.'
  9. 'That's the kind of thing I love to dig into, a classic case of using statistics to bamboozle people.'
  10. 'The coaches only have to teach this guy just enough to bamboozle a few judges, but they can't avoid taking pride in their profession.'
  11. 'And yet despite the best efforts of America's would-be Ministry of Truthsters to bedazzle and bamboozle the American people, the plain light of reality seems to be shining through.'
  12. 'My admiration for their skill in bamboozling men is boundless.'
  13. 'American bison are characteristically given to bamboozling other members of their species.'
  14. 'It can't be easy to find rich suckers who can be bamboozled into buying this.'
  15. 'Children had a great time enticing, cajoling, and bamboozling their parents to shell out money for buying candied shells and cakes.'
  16. 'Finally, World Climate Report rips into the biased reporting that has bamboozled the world on this issue.'
  17. 'This multiplication of coverage is cunningly designed to bamboozle the party media minders who sit in party headquarters with stop watches timing their contributions to ensure balance.'
  18. 'The duck has qualities - nay, powers - that bamboozle the hapless magician and his assistant.'
  19. 'Before being bamboozled by the sheaves of glossy brochures, make sure that managed funds are the most suitable investment vehicle for you.'
  20. 'Documents rarely set out to trick historians, but they can bamboozle the unwary at every turn.'

More definitions

1. to deceive or get the better of (someone) by trickery, flattery, or the like; humbug; hoodwink (often followed by into): They bamboozled us into joining the club.Synonyms: gyp, dupe, trick, cheat, swindle, defraud, flimflam, hoax, gull, rook; delude, mislead, fool.

2. to perplex; mystify; confound.Synonyms: befog, bewilder, puzzle, baffle, dumbfound. verb (used without object), bamboozled, bamboozling.

3. to practice trickery, decep

More examples(as adjective)

"wonderweeds can be bamboozled."

Origin

(bamboozle)Early 18th century: of unknown origin.