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Bedevil   /bɪdˈɛvəl/   Listen
Bedevil

verb
(past & past part. bedevilled; pres. part. bedeviling or bedevilling)
1.
Treat cruelly.  Synonyms: crucify, dun, frustrate, rag, torment.
2.
Be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly.  Synonyms: befuddle, confound, confuse, discombobulate, fox, fuddle, throw.  "This question completely threw me" , "This question befuddled even the teacher"



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"Bedevil" Quotes from Famous Books



... right in the middle of such important and crucial problems as foreign policy, atomic disarmament, racketeering, integration and a dozen and one other problems, NICAP began to bedevil every senator and representative who was polite ...
— The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects • Edward Ruppelt



Words linked to "Bedevil" :   mystify, put off, puzzle, nonplus, chevvy, fox, molest, persecute, disconcert, plague, beat, bewilder, harry, hassle, chivy, be, stick, baffle, demoralize, beleaguer, madden, oppress, bug, pester, gravel, disorient, chevy, vex, badger, flummox, perplex, tease, beset, flurry, stupefy, pose, amaze, harass, chivvy, dumbfound, hamstring, get, disorientate, provoke



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