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bewildering

[bih-wil-der-ing] /bɪˈwɪl dər ɪŋ/
adjective
1.
extremely confusing:
a bewildering schedule of events.
Origin of bewildering
1785-1795
First recorded in 1785-95; bewilder + -ing2
Related forms
bewilderingly, adverb
unbewildering, adjective
unbewilderingly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for bewilderingly

bewildering

/bɪˈwɪldərɪŋ/
adjective
1.
causing utter confusion; puzzling
Derived Forms
bewilderingly, adverb
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