Definition of bewilder in English:

bewilder

Line breaks: be|wil¦der
Pronunciation: /bɪˈwɪldə
 
/

verb

[with object]

Derivatives

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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