Definitions

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

  • adjective dazed by alcoholic drink.
  • adjective unclear in mind or intent; filled with bewilderment.
  • adjective confused and vague; used especially of thinking.

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

  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of befuddle.
  • adjective confused or perplexed
  • adjective drunk

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

  • adjective confused and vague; used especially of thinking
  • adjective stupefied by alcoholic drink
  • adjective perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • Reporting from Seoul- Beleaguered Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan stepped down Friday, fulfilling a promise to critics who attacked what they called his befuddled response to the nation's dual economic and nuclear crises triggered by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

    News - latimes.com

  • Reporting from Seoul- Beleaguered Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan stepped down Friday, fulfilling a promise to critics who attacked what they called his befuddled response to the nation's dual economic and nuclear crises triggered by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

    News - latimes.com

  • What a bunch of fruitcake addicted brain befuddled cultish morons.

    On Hunting Dogs and The HSUS

  • While the latter, witnesses of the happening and directly on the spot, had been crying out in befuddled helplessness, and with slow wits and slower bodies been climbing upon the rail, the second mate had descended the steep ladder from the poop, covered two hundred feet of deck, sprung upon the rail, grasped the instant need of the situation, and cast the coil of line into the water.

    CHAPTER III

  • What a bunch of fruitcake addicted brain befuddled cultish morons.

    On Hunting Dogs and The HSUS

  • While the latter, witnesses of the happening and directly on the spot, had been crying out in befuddled helplessness, and with slow wits and slower bodies been climbing upon the rail, the second mate had descended the steep ladder from the poop, covered two hundred feet of deck, sprung upon the rail, grasped the instant need of the situation, and cast the coil of line into the water.

    Chapter 3

  • He described himself as "befuddled" by her remarks.

    Ex-SEC Lawyer: Madoff Report Misses Point

  • The new leadership, however, was so "befuddled," it easily lost control of the reins of power.

    20th Anniversary of the Opening of the Berlin Wall

  • Mr. Pence -- who says he is "befuddled" by Mr. Bush's inaction on this issue -- would like to strip all Title X funding from Planned Parenthood.

    Antiabortion Groups Push

  • The U.S. Navy said it was "befuddled" by Beijing's last-minute November denial of a long-arranged port call for the Kitty Hawk carrier group in Hong Kong.

    China Flexes Its Muscles. . .

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.