befuddled

befuddled
adjective
1. stupefied by alcoholic drink (Freq. 1)
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the wino's poor befuddled mind

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a mind befogged with drink

Syn: ↑befogged
Similar to: ↑confused
2. perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment
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obviously bemused by his questions

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bewildered and confused

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a cloudy and confounded philosopher

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just a mixed-up kid

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she felt lost on the first day of school

Syn:
baffled, ↑bemused, ↑bewildered, ↑confounded, ↑confused, ↑lost, ↑mazed, ↑mixed-up, ↑at sea
Similar to: ↑perplexed
Derivationally related forms: ↑confusedness (for: ↑confused)
3. confused and vague; used especially of thinking
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muddleheaded ideas

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your addled little brain

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woolly thinking

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woolly-headed ideas

Syn:
Similar to: ↑confused

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