Definition of bewilder in English:

bewilder

Syllabification: be·wil·der
Pronunciation: /biˈwildər
 
/

verb

[with object] (often as adjective bewildered)

Derivatives

bewilderedly

adverb
More example sentences
  • 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.’

bewilderingly

adverb
More example sentences
  • 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.

bewilderment

noun
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

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