fuddlement

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Fuddle \Fud"dle\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Fuddled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fuddling}.] [Perh. formed as a kind of dim. of full. Cf. {Fuzzle}.] To make foolish by drink; to cause to become intoxicated. [Colloq.]

I am too fuddled to take care to observe your orders. --Steele.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Fuddle \Fud"dle\, verb (used without an object) To drink to excess. [Colloq.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

fuddle

noun

1: a confused multitude of things [syn: {clutter}, {jumble}, {muddle}, {fuddle}, {mare's nest}, {welter}, {smother}]

verb

1: make stupid with alcohol [syn: {befuddle}, {fuddle}]

2: consume alcohol; "We were up drinking all night" [syn: {drink}, {booze}, {fuddle}]

3: 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" [syn: {confuse}, {throw}, {fox}, {befuddle}, {fuddle}, {bedevil}, {confound}, {discombobulate}]


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