bedevil: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (bi-dev'ul), [key]
— -iled, -il•ing -illed, -il•ling.
- to torment or harass maliciously or diabolically, as with doubts, distractions, or worries.
- to possess, as with a devil; bewitch.
- to cause confusion or doubt in; muddle; confound: an issue bedeviled by prejudices.
- to beset or hamper continuously: a new building bedeviled by elevator failures.
- bedevil (Thesaurus)