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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of befuddle.
  • adj. confused or perplexed
  • adj. drunk

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

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

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


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • 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.

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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. . .

  • Suskind describes how many of those in the "foreign policy establishment" found themselves "befuddled" by the way the traditional policy process was viewed not only as unproductive but "perilous."


  • This is a visual depiction of the term "befuddled" posted by Jonathan at

    Jon Aquino's Mental Garden

  • Mr. MOSLEY: Well, you know, it's so easy in America to be kind of befuddled by the notion of success, and the notion of suc -- success always kind of breaking down to, ` How much money did you get?

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