befuddled befuddled  /bɪ ˈfə dəld/


  1. (adj) stupefied by alcoholic drink
  2. (adj) perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment
  3. (adj) confused and vague; used especially of thinking


  1. As a teenager, Krause, now 30, had trouble finding the right size condom, which set him on a quest to aid other similarly befuddled young men.
  2. He seemed befuddled, then slowly found his legs.
  3. Temperamentally offended by personal publicity, Raquel Meller has been the inspiration for much befuddled biography.


  • Parker: Googling ourselves to death

    At a party a few years ago, a young reporter bounded over to my cluster of social nodders and, with the breathlessness of a born tweeter, chirped: "What's the new hot thing?!" Without disturbing my mascara, I replied: "Anonymity." She looked befuddled.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The St. Augustine Record


  1. "It looked like we were swinging our bats under water," Leyland said. "I am very disappointed in our offense. Our offense stunk, basically. I'm befuddled about it."
    on Jun 4, 2008 By: Jim Leyland Source: Inside Bay Area

  2. "He was a good defensive player tonight," Jackson said. "I thought he befuddled Pau the first half. ...... I was very concerned about the fact that this team was going to have more options without Kendrick Perkins than they would with him on...
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Phil Jackson Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. "It's baffling. I don't know what it is. I'm sort of befuddled," says Henderson. "There may be nothing untrustworthy about this, but it's beyond clumsy. I want to believe it was not a threat, that it was accidental. But if this was a threat,...
    on Jul 3, 2010 By: Ben Henderson Source: Edmonton Journal

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