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Meaning of bedevil

be•dev•il

Pronunciation: (bi-dev'ul), [key]
— -iled, -il•ing -illed, -il•ling.
  1. to torment or harass maliciously or diabolically, as with doubts, distractions, or worries.
  2. to possess, as with a devil; bewitch.
  3. to cause confusion or doubt in; muddle; confound: an issue bedeviled by prejudices.
  4. to beset or hamper continuously: a new building bedeviled by elevator failures.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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