verb (used with object)
- bewick's swan,
- bewick, thomas,
Origin of bewilder
Examples from the Web for bewilder
A purse can impress and intimidate, bewilder, berate, or amuse.
But in a matter of this kind I bother and bewilder myself, and come to no conclusion whatever.The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete|John Forster
Their ships might be caught between ice-floes, and the falling snow would blind and bewilder them.Days of the Discoverers|L. Lamprey
That must be my excuse for geographical flights which, else, might bewilder my readers.Burgundy: The Splendid Duchy|Percy Allen
Word Origin for bewilder
1680s, from be- "thoroughly" + archaic wilder "lead astray, lure into the wilds," probably a back-formation of wilderness. An earlier word with the same sense was bewhape (early 14c.). Related: Bewildered; bewildering; bewilderingly.