HyperDic: befuddle

English > 2 senses of the word befuddle:
VERBcognitionbefuddle, confuse, throw, fox, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulatebe confusing / confusing or perplexing to
consumptionbefuddle, fuddlemake stupid with alcohol
befuddle > pronunciation
Soundsbihfah'dahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > befuddle: 2 senses > verb 1, cognition
MeaningBe confusing / confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example "This question befuddled even the teacher"
Synonymsconfuse, throw, fox, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate
Narrowerdemoralizeconfuse or put into disorder
disorient, disorientateCause to be lost or disoriented
perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfoundBe a mystery or bewildering to
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
Similar toconfuse, flurry, disconcert, put offCause to feel embarrassment
Spanishaturdir, confundir, dejar perplejo, desorientar, tirar
Catalanconfondre, deixar perplex, desconcertar, desorientar, embolicar, embrollar, ofuscar, tirar, torbar
Nounsbefuddlementconfusion resulting from failure to understand
English > befuddle: 2 senses > verb 2, consumption
Meaningmake stupid with alcohol.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
Synonymfuddle
Broaderintoxicate, soak, inebriatemake drunk (with alcoholic drinks)
Spanishatontar, aturdir, etilizar

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