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Definition of the noun befuddlement

What does befuddlement mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: befuddlements

  1. confusion resulting from failure to understand

Alternative definition of the noun befuddlement


  1. The characteristic of being befuddled.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Befuddlement

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Google previewA Mind For Numbers (2014)

How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra) by Barbara Oakley

EMBRACE BEFUDDLEMENT! “Befuddlement is a healthy part of the learning process. When students approach a problem and don't know how to do it, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of British Film (2016)

Fourth edition by Brian McFarlane

Famous Hollywood character player, usually purveying benign befuddlement as in Topper (1937), but also a marvellously obsequious Uriah Heep in David Copperfield (1935), and at least once very ...

Google previewThe Doubleday Roget's Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (2009)

by Sidney L. Landau

puzzlement, bewilderment, bafflement, mystification, quandary, perplexity, befuddlement, muddle, complication, distraction, embarrassment, discomfiture, stupefaction, disorientation, daze. 2 disorder, tumult, disorganization, turmoil, uproar, bustle, mess, chaos, anarchy, fluster, to-do, hubbub, pandemonium, hugger-mugger, hodge-podge, jumble, ...

Google previewSchirmer's Complete Rhyming Dictionary (2010)

by Paul Zollo

assortment assuagement astonishment astringent atonement attachment attainment attendant attestant attractant averment avoidant avowant bafflement bailment bammoozlement banishment basement battlefront battlement bedazzlement bedevilment befuddlement beguilement belittlement belligerent beneficent benevolent bequeathment bereavement besetment besiegement betrothment betterment bewilderment bewitchment blandishment blatant blunt bombardment.

Google previewA Dictionary of Tocharian B. (2013)

Revised and Greatly Enlarged. by Douglas Q. Adams

mot mla trikelyesa akse yokä 'whatever monk drinks alcohol or intoxicating beverage, through befuddlement, or brandy' [mot = B(H)S sur-] (IT-246b1/2C/L), madanaphale at twerene tsanapale ...

Google previewClinical Trials Dictionary (2012)

Terminology and Usage Recommendations by Curtis L. Meinert

Use in such settings is indicative of a certain sloppiness of language and will likely cause discerning readers mild befuddlement as to ways in which placebo or null treatments could “fail”. The term drug reaction carries a cause and effect connotation. Similarly, many uses of side effect in relation to drugs imply such a relationship. Both terms should be avoided when the relationship is in ...

Google previewPocket Oxford English Dictionary (2013)

by Maurice Waite

befuddlement n. beg v. ( begs, begging, begged) 1 ask humbly or solemnly for something. 2 ask for food or money as charity. beg the question 1 invite an obvious question. 2 assume the truth of something without arguing it. go begging be available because unwanted by other people. began past of begin. begat old-fashioned past of beget. beget /bi -get/ v. (begets, begetting, begot; past part. begotten) literary 1 cause something.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Addictive Drugs (2002)

by Richard Lawrence Miller

Withdrawal symptoms may include perspiration, tremors, cramps, vomiting, diarrhea, cloudy eyesight, prickling sensations on the skin, and general befuddlement. Convulsions and seizures are reported. One experiment ...

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Brief befuddlement

A moment of Portal23's life stolen and digitally remembered. Beware the dangers of a Flickrmeet.

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Quotes about Befuddlement

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Scrabble value of B3E1F4U1D2D2L1E1M3E1N1T1

The value of this 12-letter word is 21 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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