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bewildered

[bih-wil-derd]
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adjective
  1. completely puzzled or confused; perplexed.

Origin of bewildered

First recorded in 1675–85; bewilder + -ed2
Related formsbe·wil·dered·ly, adverbbe·wil·dered·ness, nounun·be·wil·dered, adjectiveun·be·wil·dered·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for bewilderedly

Historical Examples

  • "I suppose it's some sort of a silly joke," said Steve bewilderedly.

    Left End Edwards

    Ralph Henry Barbour

  • But a long time later Saya opened her eyes and looked about bewilderedly.

    The Forgotten Planet

    Murray Leinster

  • Then he stared, bewilderedly aware that something had gone wrong.

    World of the Drone

    Robert Abernathy

  • "In one sense I almost think it is," said Austin, gazing at her bewilderedly.

    For Jacinta

    Harold Bindloss

  • For a moment he was so dazed by Mead's blow that he stared about him bewilderedly.


Word Origin and History for bewilderedly

bewildered

adj.

1680s, past participle adjective from bewilder (q.v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper