befuddle befuddle  /bɪ ˈfə dəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly
  2. (v) make stupid with alcohol

Usage(s):

  1. Among the many mysteries that befuddle autism researchers: why the disorder affects boys four times more often than girls.
  2. These drugs often befuddle the mind, impair judgment.
  3. In fact, it's likely the vagaries of consumer impulse will continue to befuddle the best prognosticators at least some of the time.

News

  • Trayvon Martin's friend, 'Witness 8,' testifies in George Zimmerman's murder trial

    The state called Rachel Jeantel, Witness 8, to testify on Wednesday about the phone call she had with Trayvon Martin moments before the teen was fatally shot by George Zimmerman. Jeantel, who gave a consistent testimony with an attitude appearing to amuse and befuddle jurors, testified that she told Martin to run the night of the shooting after he told her he thought he was being followed ...
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Local 6 Orlando

Quotes

  1. "This is in the spirit of playful resistance that culture jamming is all about," Lasn says. "Why not befuddle a few people and force them, through cognitive dissonance, to figure out the contradiction? It's good for them."
    on Jun 23, 2008 By: Kalle Lasn Source: KREN CW 27 TV

  2. "We need to improve our pitching," Dombrowski said. "For sure, we have to improve our bullpen. And we have to improve our defense. Bullpen pitchers befuddle almost all of us because one year they're very good and the next year they're not...
    on Sep 30, 2008 By: Dave Dombrowski Source: MLive.com

  3. "The minority is tying itself in a pretzel so there won't be a vote," Schumer said, adding that the GOP's alternative resolution "is intended to befuddle, to perplex, to obfuscate, to hide. ...... It is designed to give people cover who don't...
    on Feb 8, 2007 By: Charles Schumer Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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