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Bedevil   /bɪdˈɛvəl/   Listen

(past & past part. bedevilled; pres. part. bedeviling or bedevilling)
Treat cruelly.  Synonyms: crucify, dun, frustrate, rag, torment.
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

... disorder, put into disorder, throw into disorder &c 59; muss [U.S.]; break the ranks, disconcert, convulse; break in upon. unhinge, dislocate, put out of joint, throw out of gear. turn topsy-turvy &c (invert) 218; bedevil; complicate, involve, perplex, confound; imbrangle^, embrangle^, tangle, entangle, ravel, tousle, towzle^, dishevel, ruffle; rumple &c (fold) 258. litter, scatter; mix &c 41. rearrange &c 148. Adj. ...
— Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases: Body • Roget

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

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