[ UK /bɪfˈʌdə‍lmənt/ ]
  1. confusion resulting from failure to understand
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How To Use befuddlement In A Sentence

  • 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
  • You're skipping this paragraph, but my pleasure in recalling this production must overrule your bored befuddlement.
  • He is a witty, engaging presence in the early comic scenes, portraying the doctor with soft-spoken befuddlement.
  • He looked around the room blankly, an expression of befuddlement on his face. Among the Ghosts
  • Let them find their own way out of their befuddlement: There is no need to spoon-feed them.
  • Although the author affects befuddlement, his book demonstrates an unfaltering sense of self.
  • There was no drunkenness, as drunkenness is ordinarily understood -- no staggering and rolling around, no befuddlement of the senses. Chapter 32
  • 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
  • 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
  • Or, at least, that's the plan, because what they've actually done is generate an amount of befuddlement and head-scratching.
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