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bewildered

[bih-wil-derd] /bɪˈwɪl dərd/
adjective
1.
completely puzzled or confused; perplexed.
Origin of bewildered
1675-1685
1675-85; bewilder + -ed2
Related forms
bewilderedly, adverb
bewilderedness, noun
unbewildered, adjective
unbewilderedly, adverb
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  • "In one sense I almost think it is," said Austin, gazing at her bewilderedly.

    For Jacinta Harold Bindloss
  • But a long time later Saya opened her eyes and looked about bewilderedly.

    The Forgotten Planet Murray Leinster
  • Why, exclaimed her husband, bewilderedly, I appear to be out ten thousand dollars.

    The Motor Boat Club in Florida H. Irving Hancock
  • Then he stared, bewilderedly aware that something had gone wrong.

    World of the Drone Robert Abernathy
  • "I suppose it's some sort of a silly joke," said Steve bewilderedly.

    Left End Edwards Ralph Henry Barbour
  • For a moment he was so dazed by Mead's blow that he stared about him bewilderedly.

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

    Full-Back Foster Ralph Henry Barbour
  • He still had no compunction when he heard her bewilderedly sigh: "Oh you're too delightfully droll!"

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

    A Mixture of Genius Arnold Castle
  • It was a name of note but Herrick bewilderedly exclaimed "Miss Hope's manager?"

    "Persons Unknown" Virginia Tracy
Word Origin and History for bewilderedly

bewildered

adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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