Definition of bewilder in English:


Syllabification: be·wil·der
Pronunciation: /biˈwildər


[with object] (often as adjective bewildered)



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  • I was still young enough to believe - bewilderedly, arrogantly, passionately - that through sheer force of will, I could bend the world to my ambition.
  • Tourists stand and look bewilderedly at the structure.
  • Shaking her head bewilderedly, Annie said ‘No, I don't understand.’


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  • But a simple request for a list of the 40 cyclists who have been prevented from racing for excessive haematocrit levels since 1997 produced a bewilderingly response.
  • There are other failures: the plot is bewilderingly complicated, condensed, and foreshortened.
  • Drawn pages were on display as artworks, in their original size so that one could get up close and examine the often bewilderingly intricate line work.


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  • The largest effect they had was to cause bewilderment and alarm throughout the neighbourhood.
  • Civil war itself broke out within two years to the dismay and bewilderment of almost everyone.
  • Her husband had blinked in bewilderment at her, ashen - looking lost and alone.


late 17th century: from be- 'thoroughly' + obsolete wilder 'lead or go astray', of unknown origin.

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