Definitions for: Bedevil


[v] be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly; "These questions confuse even the experts"; "This question completely threw me"; "This question befuddled even the teacher"
[v] treat cruelly; "The children tormented the stuttering teacher"



Webster (1913) Definition: Be*dev"il, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bedevilled (?); p.
pr. & vb. n. Bedeviling or Bedevilling.]
1. To throw into utter disorder and confusion, as if by the
agency of evil spirits; to bring under diabolical
influence; to torment.

Bedeviled and used worse than St. Bartholomew.
--Sterne.

2. To spoil; to corrupt. --Wright.

Synonyms: befuddle, confound, confuse, crucify, discombobulate, dun, fox, frustrate, fuddle, rag, throw, torment

See Also: amaze, badger, baffle, be, beat, beleaguer, beset, bewilder, bug, chevvy, chevy, chivvy, chivy, demoralize, disorient, disorientate, dumbfound, flummox, get, gravel, hamstring, harass, harry, hassle, madden, molest, mystify, nonplus, oppress, perplex, persecute, pester, plague, pose, provoke, puzzle, stupefy, tease, vex

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