Synonyms of bamboozle
1 cheatDictionary • He was bamboozled by con men.
cheat • He cheated an old woman out of her life savings.
do (informal) • I'll tell you how they did me.
kid (informal) • Are you sure you're not kidding me?
trick • He'll be upset when he finds out how you tricked him.
fool • Art dealers fool a lot of people.
take in (informal)
con (informal) • He claimed that the businessman had conned him out of his life savings.
mislead • Ministers knowingly misled the public.
rip off (slang)
deceive • He has deceived and disillusioned us all.
fleece • She claims he fleeced her out of thousands of pounds.
hoax • He recently hoaxed Nelson Mandela by pretending to be Tony Blair.
defraud • He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the government.
dupe • Some of the offenders duped the psychologists.
beguile • He used his newspapers to beguile his readers.
gull (archaic) • Consumers are no longer so easily gulled into paying extra for a designer label.
delude • We delude ourselves that we are in control.
swindle • He swindled investors out of millions of pounds.
stitch up (slang)
hoodwink • Many people are hoodwinked by the so-called beauty industry.
double-cross (informal) • They were frightened of being double-crossed.
take for a ride (informal)
do the dirty on (British, informal)
bilk • trusts that secretly conspired to bilk the public
pull a fast one on (informal)
2 puzzleDictionary • He bamboozled Mercer into defeat.
puzzle • What puzzles me is why nobody has complained before now.
confuse • Politics just confuses me.
stump • Well, maybe I stumped you on that one.
baffle • An apple tree producing square fruit is baffling experts.
bewilder • The silence from Alex had hurt and bewildered her.
confound • For many years medical scientists were confounded by these seemingly contradictory facts.
perplex • problems that perplexed me
mystify • There was something strange in her attitude that mystified me.
befuddle • He liked to befuddle his readers.
flummox • This system has the potential to flummox most car thieves.
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baffleIf something baffles you, you cannot understand it or explain it.
• An apple tree producing square fruit is baffling experts.
boggle the mind of,
boggle the mind of,
befuddleIf something befuddles you, it confuses your mind or thoughts.
• He liked to befuddle his readers.
beguileIf someone beguiles you into doing something, they trick you into doing it.
• He used his newspapers to beguile his readers.
Thesaurus for bamboozle from the Collins English Thesaurus