verb[with object] • archaic
- 1.1Perplex; bewilder: the sad Queen, wildered of thoughtMore 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.
early 17th century: origin uncertain; perhaps based on wilderness.