Definition of wilder in English:

wilder

Line breaks: wil¦der
Pronunciation: /ˈwɪldə
 
/

verb

[with object] archaic
1Cause to lose one’s way; lead or drive astray: unknowne Lands, where we have wildered ourselves
1.1Perplex; bewilder: the sad Queen, wildered of thought
More example sentences
  • April Fool's Day left the Diary more than usually a) confused, and b) wildered.
  • This ‘wildered’ reading-effect, however, is one of the book's unhappier accidents since it suggests that Schad's enthusiasm for topsy-turvy meanings can prove dangerously infectious.

Origin

early 17th century: origin uncertain; perhaps based on wilderness.

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