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[bih-wil-der-ing] /bɪˈwɪl dər ɪŋ/
extremely confusing:
a bewildering schedule of events.
Origin of bewildering
First recorded in 1785-95; bewilder + -ing2
Related forms
bewilderingly, adverb
unbewildering, adjective
unbewilderingly, adverb Unabridged
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  • But of widowers in a like situation there are bewilderingly few.

    Gigolo Edna Ferber
  • He took it in bewilderingly, but tried again, even to the heroic, for optimism.

    The Outcry Henry James
  • Some chapters are bewilderingly and mysteriously true to life.

    I, Mary MacLane Mary MacLane
  • They travelled all night, and when morning came, were bewilderingly lost.

  • Meantime the spectacle of the mountain must have been bewilderingly grand.

    Naples Past and Present Arthur H. Norway
  • Now she smiled at him, beautifully, bewilderingly, for his kindness in asking.

    Old Crow Alice Brown
  • This unit of the city humanity was not bewilderingly beautiful.

    Across China on Foot Edwin Dingle
  • My mind was bewilderingly full of Anne, but I could not think of her.

    The Jervaise Comedy J. D. Beresford
  • It was bewilderingly full of objects that had no ostensible purpose.

    Macleod of Dare William Black
British Dictionary definitions for bewilderingly


causing utter confusion; puzzling
Derived Forms
bewilderingly, adverb
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