Definition of Befuddled

1. Adjective. Stupefied by alcoholic drink. "A mind befogged with drink"

Exact synonyms: Befogged
Similar to: Confused



2. Adjective. Perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment. "She felt lost on the first day of school"
Exact synonyms: At Sea, Baffled, Bemused, Bewildered, Confounded, Confused, Lost, Mazed, Mixed-up
Similar to: Perplexed
Derivative terms: Confusedness

3. Adjective. Confused and vague; used especially of thinking. "Woolly-headed ideas"

Definition of Befuddled

1. Verb. (past of befuddle) ¹

2. Adjective. confused or perplexed ¹

3. Adjective. drunk ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Befuddled

1. befuddle [v] - See also: befuddle

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Literary usage of Befuddled

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1. Verse Writing: A Practical Handbook for College Classes and Private Guidance by William Herbert Carruth (1917)
"SAMPLE EXERCISES AND COMMENTS (i) Their songs resound unto the sky: Yo ho! for their befuddled mate! Their songs with half the notes awry Will sink them ..."

2. The Folly of Nations by Frederick Palmer (1921)
"It was a word of the time, a facile euphemism for the movement of new expanding forces, a word which, being misunderstood and glorified, has befuddled many ..."

3. Claudine the Circus Woman by Timothy J. Quinlan (2000)
"I must have looked kind of befuddled. "You look kind of befuddled," he said. "Look, I'm telling you all that I can tell you. They have it out for you. ..."

4. White Fang by Jack London (1906)
"But it was the multiplicity of laws that befuddled White Fang and often brought him into disgrace He had to learn that he must not touch the chickens 'that ..."

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