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verb as in plague

verb as in confuse

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“I think one of the difficulties is that a lot of these studies are bedeviled by problems in methods,” says Ian Mitchell, professor emeritus of pediatrics at the University of Calgary in Canada.

From Time

These issues bedeviled companies back in 2018, and new data shows continued gaps between the permissions people give companies to collect and use their data and what ad tech firms actually do.

From Digiday

For more than a century, explorers who ventured into the highest mountains had been bedevilled by cases of “high altitude pneumonia,” in which young, vigorous men were struck down, often fatally, within days of arriving at altitude.

The sharper protests against “toxic philanthropy” that have bedeviled the Whitney and the Museum of Modern Art aren’t discussed.

A question that has long bedeviled bitcoin observers is how to value it.

From Quartz

Matthew Yglesias on how President Obama can woo back liberals, bedevil the GOP—and change the outcome this fall.

And the rifts produced by the idea-besotted '60s continue to bedevil us.

What's become of that little boot-black that you used to bedevil?

Of all the vegetables calculated to bedevil human beings, he decided, growing corn was the worst.

This contract in a very few years arose to bedevil the railroad situation in the North Country.

I've been listening to you trying to bedevil that man out there, but I'm afraid your humor is a little on the slap-stick order.

These miserable slaves and reptiles—mongrel Spaniards and mongrel Indians—can not very long bedevil that great country.


On this page you'll find 69 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to bedevil, such as: annoy, beset, bother, harass, irritate, and torment.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.