befuddlement befuddlement

Definition(s):

  • (n) confusion resulting from failure to understand

Usage(s):

  1. The Army has a laconic term for chronic befuddlement: snafu.
  2. That air of earnest befuddlement Grant has deployed to such good comic effect in the past serves him--and us--very well in this very different context.

News

  • PHILLIES NOTEBOOK: Martinez, Diekman arrive in roster shuffle

    MINNEAPOLIS - Thursday, the Phillies welcomed back a guy whose continued return to the majors is a source of never-ending befuddlement. Friday, they will add a guy who at least offers some semblance of hope that his talent might bring something of worth to their miserable bullpen. After Wednesday night's 4-3 loss, the Phils optioned infielder Cesar Hernandez to Triple-A Lehigh Valley, as Michael ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Mercury

Quotes

  • Scheer, who should know better, said, "Those brain cells do go and 'senior moments' of befuddlement are more than a joke."
    on Jun 19, 2008 By: Robert Scheer Source: Newsday

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