Adjective "befuddling" definition and examples

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

Pronunciation

/bɪˈfʌd(ə)l/

Definitions and examples

verb

Cause to become unable to think clearly.
  1. 'I opened the door and there was no teacher in sight, only several befuddled students.'
  2. 'I was so stunned and momentarily befuddled it never even occurred to me to fire the second barrel.'
  3. 'Brooke glanced around at the girls, whose befuddled faces told her how stupid this must have looked.'
  4. 'A very befuddled teenager soon found himself pushed and locked out of the room.'
  5. 'Who knows what little games he played in his mind before it became befuddled by morphine?'
  6. 'Clearly it exists, but it is befuddled, complex, and we all have a different idea about what it is.'
  7. 'I do have to admit to being a little befuddled by what's going on in terms of the descriptions.'
  8. 'She told me, her eyes widening with the mystery that befuddled me earlier.'
  9. 'In our early days, my entering classmates were often befuddled by the kind of readings we were given.'
  10. 'The sport of boxing won big time as it again confused and befuddled it's critics.'

More definitions

1. to confuse, as with glib statements or arguments: politicians befuddling the public with campaign promises.

2. to make stupidly drunk.

More examples(as adjective)

"people/places/organizations can be befuddling."

Origin

(befuddle)