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Befuddled   Listen
adjective
befuddled  adj.  
1.
Dazed by alcoholic drink. "The wino's poor befuddled mind"
Synonyms: stupefied.
2.
Unclear in mind or intent; filled with bewilderment.
Synonyms: at sea, bemused, bewildered, confounded, confused, mazed, mixed-up.
3.
Confused and vague; used especially of thinking.
Synonyms: addled, befogged, muddled, muzzy, unclear, woolly, wooly, woolly-headed, wooly-minded.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Befuddled" Quotes from Famous Books



... wireless message on the instruments at the mine, he gave you a present of money—five hundred taels, wasn't it?—hoping, perhaps, that you would 'give up your foolishness,' as he expressed it, and settle down to take the place of the opium-befuddled wireless man you fooled so cleverly. He valued you, Mr. Moore, you see, and he was not in the least afraid ...
— Peter the Brazen - A Mystery Story of Modern China • George F. Worts

... still vivid in my memory. The scene is a saloon, and along with the Prodigal, I am having a glass of beer. In a corner sits a befuddled old man, half asleep. He is long and lank, with a leathery face and a rusty goatee beard—as ragged, disreputable an old sinner as ever bellied up to a bar. Suddenly there is a sound of shooting. We rush out and there are two toughs blazing ...
— The Trail of '98 - A Northland Romance • Robert W. Service

... progressive; it can not stand still. I have heard of the "passiveness" of woman's love, but the passive woman is only one who does not love—she merely consents to have affection lavished upon her. When I hear of a passive woman, I always think of the befuddled sailor who once saw one of those dummy dress-frames, all duly clothed in flaming bombazine (I think it was bombazine) in front of a clothing establishment. The sailor, mistaking the dummy for a near and dear lady friend, embraced the wire apparatus and imprinted a resounding ...
— Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 5 (of 14) • Elbert Hubbard



Words linked to "Befuddled" :   perplexed, confused, addled, woolly-headed, confounded, woolly, bemused, baffled, befogged, at sea, mixed-up, wooly-minded, muddled



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