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.