from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of bedeviling, or the state of being bedeviled; especially, a state of bewildering or vexatious disorder or confusion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun colloq. The state of being bedeviled; bewildering confusion; vexatious trouble.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The characteristic of being bedeviled.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of harassing someone


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  • Mr. Tate, his dog under his arm, paused at the door to fling over his shoulder another muttered taunt about "bedevilment," and disappeared.

    The Skipper and the Skipped Being the Shore Log of Cap'n Aaron Sproul

  • Gilead, Ames perceives Jack's questions at a gathering with the Boughtons about predestination as another of his familiar efforts at "bedevilment:" simply trying to cause problems, embarrassment or conflict between Ames and Old Boughton by toying with their differing theological commitments.

    The Daily Register

  • During Samhain, people outfitted themselves in masks and costumes as a sort of protection ritual, believing that one could successfully hide behind such a disguise and thereby escape bedevilment by the masses of spirits on the loose.

    Donna Henes: Holy Halloween: A Day to Dance with Death

  • His list of vices began and ended with the bedevilment of opposing pitchers.


  • I'm sure the establishment does this sort of thing for bedevilment.

    Porter Not Free Yet....

  • "Yet at over two-and-a-half hours of dead-ends and bedevilment, there doesn't seem to be enough intrigue or, alternately, involvement with the characters to justify the empirical extents Fincher is intent on mapping."

    GreenCine Daily: Zodiac.

  • Yet policy in this area has proved to be a constant bedevilment to the current administration, "" the Bosnia of telecommunications, '' as a Clinton staffer once moaned.

    Trying To Find The Key

  • My bedevilment is joint pain and tension in the long muscles that take a lot of work to disperse. » Fear and loathing in Dreamland

  • Stefan sez: I did NOT write this list of hilarious roommate-bedevilment techniques.

    Boing Boing: August 4, 2002 - August 10, 2002 Archives

  • Besides, she thought, getting to her feet, it was more than time to continue her bedevilment of Sgt. Jim Chopin.

    A Taint in the Blood


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