befuddled

When you're befuddled, you're bewildered, confused, lost, or mixed-up. In other words, you don't know what's going on.

A befuddled person is so confused that they just can't understand or figure something out. Or they've had way too much to drink. A difficult math problem could leave you befuddled. If your teacher showed up in a gorilla suit one day, you'd probably be pretty befuddled. Things that are vague and perplexing can also be described as befuddled, like a speech that makes no sense.

Definitions of befuddled
  1. adjective
    perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment
    synonyms: at sea, baffled, bemused, bewildered, confounded, confused, lost, mazed, mixed-up
    perplexed
    full of difficulty or confusion or bewilderment
  2. adjective
    confused and vague; used especially of thinking
    synonyms: addled, muddled, muzzy, woolly, woolly-headed, wooly, wooly-minded
    confused
    mentally confused; unable to think with clarity or act intelligently
  3. adjective
    stupefied by alcoholic drink
    “the wino's poor befuddled mind”
    synonyms: befogged
    confused
    mentally confused; unable to think with clarity or act intelligently
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