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[bih-wil-derd] /bɪˈwɪl dərd/
completely puzzled or confused; perplexed.
Origin of bewildered
First recorded in 1675-85; bewilder + -ed2
Related forms
bewilderedly, adverb
bewilderedness, noun
unbewildered, adjective
unbewilderedly, adverb Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • "I suppose it's some sort of a silly joke," said Steve bewilderedly.

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

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

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

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

  • He still had no compunction when he heard her bewilderedly sigh: "Oh you're too delightfully droll!"

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  • The group on the ground abruptly paused in their careers and bewilderedly searched the sky for that Jovian laughter.

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  • It was a name of note but Herrick bewilderedly exclaimed "Miss Hope's manager?"

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  • And as McLean bewilderedly muttered that he was sure, Ryder began to laugh again.

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  • "I don't see how they managed to go all the way through with it without someone finding out," Duran said, bewilderedly.

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Word Origin and History for bewilderedly



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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