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befooling


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Befool  \Be*fool"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Befooled};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Befooling}.]  [OE.  befolen  pref.  be-  +  fol  fool.] 
  1.  To  fool;  to  delude  or  lead  into  error;  to  infatuate;  to 
  deceive. 
 
  This  story  .  .  .  contrived  to  befool  credulous  men. 
  --Fuller. 
 
  2.  To  cause  to  behave  like  a  fool;  to  make  foolish.  ``Some 
  befooling  drug.''  --G.  Eliot. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  befooling 
  n  :  derision  of  someone  or  something  as  foolish  or  absurd  or 
  inconsistent  [syn:  {stultification}] 




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