Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb befuddle

2 senses of befuddle

Sense 1
confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate -- (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")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 2
befuddle, fuddle -- (make stupid with alcohol)
       => intoxicate, soak, inebriate -- (make drunk (with alcoholic drinks))

Antonyms of adj befuddled

3 senses of befuddled

Sense 1
befogged, befuddled -- (stupefied by alcoholic drink; "the wino's poor befuddled mind"; "a mind befogged with drink")

INDIRECT (VIA confused) -> clearheaded, clear-thinking -- (not mentally confused; able to think clearly and act intelligently)

Sense 2
baffled, befuddled, bemused, bewildered, confounded, confused, lost, mazed, mixed-up, at sea -- (perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment; "obviously bemused by his questions"; "bewildered and confused"; "a cloudy and confounded philosopher"; "just a mixed-up kid"; "she felt lost on the first day of school")

INDIRECT (VIA perplexed) -> unperplexed -- (experiencing no difficulty or confusion or bewilderment)

Sense 3
addled, befuddled, muddled, muzzy, woolly, wooly, woolly-headed, wooly-minded -- (confused and vague; used especially of thinking; "muddleheaded ideas"; "your addled little brain"; "woolly thinking"; "woolly-headed ideas")

INDIRECT (VIA confused) -> clearheaded, clear-thinking -- (not mentally confused; able to think clearly and act intelligently)

Similarity of adj befuddled

3 senses of befuddled

Sense 1
befogged, befuddled -- (stupefied by alcoholic drink; "the wino's poor befuddled mind"; "a mind befogged with drink")
       => confused (vs. clearheaded) -- (mentally confused; unable to think with clarity or act intelligently; "the flood of questions left her bewildered and confused")

Sense 2
baffled, befuddled, bemused, bewildered, confounded, confused, lost, mazed, mixed-up, at sea -- (perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment; "obviously bemused by his questions"; "bewildered and confused"; "a cloudy and confounded philosopher"; "just a mixed-up kid"; "she felt lost on the first day of school")
       => perplexed (vs. unperplexed) -- (full of difficulty or confusion or bewilderment; "perplexed language"; "perplexed state of the world")

Sense 3
addled, befuddled, muddled, muzzy, woolly, wooly, woolly-headed, wooly-minded -- (confused and vague; used especially of thinking; "muddleheaded ideas"; "your addled little brain"; "woolly thinking"; "woolly-headed ideas")
       => confused (vs. clearheaded) -- (mentally confused; unable to think with clarity or act intelligently; "the flood of questions left her bewildered and confused")

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