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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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  • For an instant they stared at each other, then kissed in a bewilderingly friendly fashion.

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

    Naples Past and Present Arthur H. Norway
  • There cannot be in city life any sight so bewilderingly gorgeous or so delightful as the boulevards, either by day or night.

    Nasby in Exile David R. Locke
  • Now she smiled at him, beautifully, bewilderingly, for his kindness in asking.

    Old Crow Alice Brown
  • She had no idea what sort of a place it was, and everything here was bewilderingly new and strange to her.

  • My mind was bewilderingly full of Anne, but I could not think of her.

    The Jervaise Comedy J. D. Beresford
  • It inaugurated the bewilderingly rapid territorial redistribution of Europe, which was so characteristic of the Napoleonic period.

  • It was bewilderingly like the church fair of an American country town, socially and materially.

    A Little Swiss Sojourn W. D. Howells
  • America was bewilderingly strange, unimaginably complex, delightfully unexplored.

    The Promised Land Mary Antin
British Dictionary definitions for bewilderingly


causing utter confusion; puzzling
Derived Forms
bewilderingly, adverb
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