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Definition 1: be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly - [verb of cognition]

Samples where bedevil or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • These questions confuse even the experts
  • This question completely threw me
  • This question befuddled even the teacher

Synonyms for bedevil in the sense of this definition

(bedevil is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

(... is a kind of bedevil ) confuse or put into disorder

"the boss's behavior demoralized everyone in the office"

(... is a kind of bedevil ) be a mystery or bewildering to

"This beats me!" "Got me--I don't know the answer!" "a vexing problem" "This question really stuck me"

(... is a kind of bedevil ) cause to be lost or disoriented

(bedevil has a similar meaning as ...) cause to feel embarrassment

"The constant attention of the young man confused her"

Definition 2: treat cruelly - [verb of emotion]

Samples where bedevil or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The children tormented the stuttering teacher

Synonyms for bedevil in the sense of this definition

(bedevil is a kind of ...) annoy continually or chronically

"He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked" "This man harasses his female co-workers"

(... is a kind of bedevil ) drive up the wall; go on someone's nerves

(... is a kind of bedevil ) make ineffective or powerless

"The teachers were hamstrung by the overly rigid schedules"

(... is a kind of bedevil ) annoy persistently

"The children teased the boy because of his stammer"

(... is a kind of bedevil ) cause to suffer

"Some religious groups are persecuted in some countries"

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