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besotted Explained

besotted at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj [Date: 1500-1600; Origin: sot 'to cause to appear stupid' (14-17 centuries), from sot 'stupid person' (11-18 centuries); SOT]// be besotted (with sb/sth)// to love or want someone or something so much that you cannot think or behave sensibly// --He's completely besotted with her.//

besotted at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

97 Moby Thesaurus words for "besotted":
addled, apish, asinine, batty, beery, befooled, beguiled, bemused,
blind drunk, brainless, buffoonish, cockeyed, crapulent, crapulous,
crazy, credulous, daffy, daft, dazed, dizzy, doting, dotty,
drenched, drunk, drunken, dumb, enamored, far-gone, fatuitous,
fatuous, fixated, flaky, flustered, fond, fool, foolheaded,
foolish, fou, fuddled, full, futile, gaga, gay, giddy, glorious,
goofy, gripped, gulled, happy, held, hung-up, idiotic, imbecile,
in liquor, inane, inebriate, inebriated, inebrious, inept,
infatuate, infatuated, insane, intoxicated, jolly, kooky, loony,
mad, maudlin, mellow, merry, monomaniac, monomaniacal, moronic,
muddled, nappy, nutty, obsessed, possessed, preoccupied,
prepossessed, reeling, sappy, screwy, senseless, sentimental,
shikker, silly, sodden, sotted, stupid, thoughtless, tiddly, tipsy,
under the influence, wacky, wet, witless

Besotted at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Besotted \Be*sot"ted\, a.
Made sottish, senseless, or infatuated; characterized by
drunken stupidity, or by infatuation; stupefied. ``Besotted
devotion.'' --Sir W. Scott. -- {Be*sot"ted*ly}, adv. --
{Be*sot"ted*ness}, n. --Milton.

Besot \Be*sot"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Besotted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
To make sottish; to make dull or stupid; to stupefy; to

Fools besotted with their crimes. --Hudibras.

besotted at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj : very drunk [syn: {blind drunk}, {blotto}, {crocked}, {cockeyed},
{fuddled}, {loaded}, {pie-eyed}, {pissed}, {pixilated},
{plastered}, {potty}, {slopped}, {sloshed}, {smashed},
{soaked}, {soused}, {sozzled}, {squiffy}, {stiff}, {tiddly},
{tiddley}, {tight}, {tipsy}, {wet}]

besotted at English (WD) Of Explained:


Alternative forms

* besotten


Inter: en-ad » j
  • infatuated
    1. intellectually or morally blinded
    2. intoxicated


      * See also Category: Wikisaurus:drunk -

  • smitten with



  • Inter: past of » besot

    Derived terms

    * besottedly
    • besottedness


      * obtested

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