Adjective "bedevilled" definition and examples

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

Pronunciation

/bɪˈdɛv(ə)l/

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Definitions and examples

verb

(of something bad) cause great and continual trouble to.
  1. 'Treating the Universe as a hologram might solve one of the biggest problems bedeviling modern physics.'
  2. 'Gone are the spelling rules that bedeviled many students' days.'
  3. 'I'd say that what bedevils Pop now is its lack of artiness.'
  4. 'Domestically, complaints about university tuition fees and the state of the health service continue to bedevil him.'
  5. 'Without a low-cost way to get into orbit this problem will continue to bedevil the space industry and its supporters.'
  6. 'These are questions that have long bedeviled historians who study children and childhood in early modern Europe.'
  7. 'But this is a problem which bedevils political thought everywhere.'
  8. 'I think you should have listened and paid attention to what he said in terms of the difficulty, because that's what bedevils us right now.'
  9. 'Legal issues continue to bedevil the e-book market.'
  10. 'What I don't understand is why this tragic case should be an occasion for the partisan hatred which currently bedevils our public life.'
  11. 'he bedevilled them with petty practical jokes'
  12. 'He can bedevil his opponent all through the February primaries and caucuses in 17 states.'
  13. 'When not bedevilled by his personal demons his mind is razor-sharp and positive and he uses his cue as if it was a magician's wand.'

More definitions

1. to torment or harass maliciously or diabolically, as with doubts, distractions, or worries.

2. to possess, as with a devil; bewitch.

3. to cause confusion or doubt in; muddle; confound: an issue bedeviled by prejudices.

4. to beset or hamper continuously: a new building bedeviled by elevator failures.

More examples(as adjective)

"talks can be bedevilled."

"relations can be bedevilled."

"places can be bedevilled."

"parents can be bedevilled."

"neighbourings can be bedevilled."

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Origin

(bedevil)