: to possess with or as if with a devil
: to change for the worse : spoil
: to confuse utterly
— be·dev·il·ment \-mənt\ noun
Examples of BEDEVIL
- The theory bedevils scientists, none of whom have been able to prove it true or false.
- The project has been bedeviled by problems since its inception.
First Known Use of BEDEVIL
Related to BEDEVIL
- agonize, anguish, afflict, beset, besiege, curse, excruciate, harrow, persecute, plague, rack, torment, torture
Rhymes with BEDEVIL
, dust devil
, O level
, S level
, sea level
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