Definitions

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  • noun The characteristic of being befuddled.

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

  • noun confusion resulting from failure to understand

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Examples

  • Then his normal befuddlement is exponentially enhanced by two very unexpected -- and potentially very dangerous -- visitors from the pound.

    The Highly Effective Detective Goes to the Dogs by Richard Yancey: Book summary

  • Many people are puzzled by us, and their anxious befuddlement translates into crude stereotyping or, unconsciously perhaps, a refusal to see us at all.

    Where are all the lesbians?

  • He looked around the room blankly, an expression of befuddlement on his face.

    Among the Ghosts

  • He looked around the room blankly, an expression of befuddlement on his face.

    Among the Ghosts

  • He looked around the room blankly, an expression of befuddlement on his face.

    Among the Ghosts

  • Many people are puzzled by us, and their anxious befuddlement translates into crude stereotyping or, unconsciously perhaps, a refusal to see us at all.

    The Guardian World News

  • Many people are puzzled by us, and their anxious befuddlement translates into crude stereotyping or, unconsciously perhaps, a refusal to see us at all.

    The Guardian World News

  • A scorching weekend was full of spins as the slick surface of "The Track Too Tough To Tame" left drivers slapping the wall in befuddlement.

    Denny Hamlin earns Darlington sweep with Southern 500 win

  • Moroxes in their befuddlement are the near-opposite of a structure known as the Tom Swifty, where the adverb modifies a verb or noun to form a pun.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XIV No 2

  • The first five minutes of the debate saw historians, learned meeja types and BBC presenters using the silly word "befuddlement" so often I'm sure someone behind the scenes had dared them.

    The Daily Record - Home

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