Pronunciation: (bi-dev'ul), [key]
—v.t., -iled, -il•ing or (esp. Brit.) -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.