bedazzle

[bih-daz-uhl]
verb (used with object), bedazzled, bedazzling.
1.
to impress forcefully, especially so as to make oblivious to faults or shortcomings: Audiences were bedazzled by her charm.
2.
to dazzle so as to blind or confuse: The glare of the headlights bedazzled him.

Origin:
1590–1600; be- + dazzle

bedazzlement, noun
bedazzlingly, adverb


1. dazzle, astound, overwhelm, flabbergast, enchant, captivate. 2. daze, bewilder, disconcert, blind, befuddle, fluster.
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bedazzle (bɪˈdæzəl)
 
vb
(tr) to dazzle or confuse, as with brilliance
 
be'dazzlement
 
n

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bedazzle
1590s, from be- + dazzle.
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Example sentences
Holiday snapshots can often look cheesier than a bedazzled elf sweater.
We are much too busy and progressive, thank you, for the magic charms and potions and amulets that so bedazzled our dim ancestors.
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