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bi fuh duhld

  • v  be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly
    This question befuddled even the teacher
  • v  make stupid with alcohol
  • s  stupefied by alcoholic drink
    the wino's poor befuddled mind
  • s  perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment
  • s  confused and vague; used especially of thinking

  • 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.
  • And then there was Justin, as in Justin Guarini, her fellow finalist, who was so ridiculously good-natured that even perennially cheerful Katie Couric seemed befuddled by him; she .
  • Indolent cows languidly chewing their cud while befuddled motorists honk and maneuver their vehicles around them is an image as stereotypically Indian as saffron-clad holy men and .
News & Articles

  • 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.
    June 16, 2013 - The St. Augustine Record

  • Jim Leyland in Inside Bay Area
    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."
  • Phil Jackson in Los Angeles Times
    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...
  • Ben Henderson in Edmonton Journal
    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,...

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