Definition of bewilder in English:
Cause (someone) to become perplexed and confused: she was bewildered by his sudden change of mood
More example sentences
- You sense the reaction to the pool closure has surprised and perhaps bewildered the council.
- The chief executive said he was bewildered by the government decision.
- With success came prize money, and he was bewildered by the commercialism of the western world.
baffle, mystify, bemuse, perplex, puzzle, confuse, confound, nonplus, disconcert, throw, set someone thinking
informal flummox, discombobulate, faze, stump, beat, fox, make someone scratch their head, be all Greek to, make someone's head spin, floor, fog
North American informal buffalo
baffled, mystified, bemused, perplexed, puzzled, confused, nonplussed, at sea, at a loss, thrown off balance, disorientated, taken aback
Canadian & Australian/New Zealand informal bushed
baffling, difficult to understand, perplexing, puzzling, mystifying, mysterious, confusing, disconcerting;
Late 17th century: from be- 'thoroughly' + obsolete wilder 'lead or go astray', of unknown origin.
Words that rhyme with bewilderbuilder, guilder, Hilda, Matilda, St Kilda, Tilda, tilde
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