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synonyms for befuddle

  • baffle
  • bewilder
  • daze
  • disorient
  • distract
  • dumbfound
  • fluster
  • intoxicate
  • muddle
  • puzzle
  • stupefy
  • addle
  • bother
  • inebriate
  • shake
  • ball up
  • make punchy
  • mix up
  • throw off
See also synonyms for: befuddled / befuddlement / befuddles / befuddling

antonyms for befuddle

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  • clarify
  • clear up
  • enlighten
  • explain
  • explicate
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A next step is establishing a baseline, indicating whether a standard deep-learning neural net would get befuddled by such a task.
GEOFFREY HINTON HAS A HUNCH ABOUT WHAT’S NEXT FOR AISIOBHAN ROBERTSAPRIL 16, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Yet the Water Authority’s own forecasts paint a different picture, showing an increased water demand decades into the future, which befuddled local agencies.
WATER AUTHORITY DIDN’T ALWAYS TAKE PURE WATER PROJECT SERIOUSLY, EMAILS SHOWMACKENZIE ELMERFEBRUARY 17, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Coach Sean McVay and quarterback Jared Goff were befuddled on that evening by the defensive scheming of Coach Bill Belichick and the Patriots as the Rams lost, 13-3.
CAM NEWTON’S STRUGGLES CONTINUE AS PATRIOTS’ POSTSEASON HOPES PLUMMET WITH LOSS TO RAMSMARK MASKEDECEMBER 11, 2020WASHINGTON POST
These Roman nights, with their garlic and incense, are apt to befuddle the brain,—rob it of its power to plot.
UNDER THE WITCHES' MOONNATHAN GALLIZIER
There was no necessity now for tricks to further befuddle the demoralized cadets.
BERT WILSON ON THE GRIDIRONJ. W. DUFFIELD
Really, Mr. Ward, the writer who cannot sufficiently befuddle himself and his readers in fifty pages is not very skilful.
BUCHANAN'S JOURNAL OF MAN, JULY 1887VARIOUS
But when an artist tells them of recondite principles in æsthetics they accuse him of an endeavour to befuddle them.
MODERN PAINTING, ITS TENDENCY AND MEANINGWILLARD HUNTINGTON WRIGHT
He had been drinking alcolite; not enough to befuddle him, but enough to make him triumphantly talkative.
BRIGANDS OF THE MOONRAY CUMMINGS
Confused ideas of my identity and importance arose like fumes to further befuddle me.
THE STATESMEN SNOWBOUNDROBERT FITZGERALD
I am willing to wager my soul, however, that that box is simply a hoax to befuddle us.
THE MILLION DOLLAR MYSTERYHAROLD MACGRATH
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WORDS RELATED TO BEFUDDLE

  • baffle
  • befuddle
  • bewilder
  • confound
  • discombobulate
  • disconcert
  • fuddle
  • mix up
  • muddle
  • muddy
  • mystify
  • perplex
  • puzzle
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.