- completely puzzled or confused; perplexed.
Origin of bewildered
- to confuse or puzzle completely; perplex: These shifting attitudes bewilder me.
Origin of bewilder
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Related Words for bewilderedperplexed, stunned, puzzled, shocked, startled, befuddled, dazed, surprised, baffled, rattled, awed, mystified, astonished, thrown, stupefied, lost, reeling, addled, dumbfounded, disconcerted
Examples from the Web for bewildered
Contemporary Examples of bewildered
The experience left Shultz bewildered: “Maybe we are crazy?”How the Reagan White House Bungled Its Response to Iran-Contra Revelations
November 3, 2014
Bewildered adolescents, many of them accompanied by equally confused guardians, spill out into the hallway.The Border Kid Crisis Hits the Courts
September 19, 2014
Five hours and loads of frustration later, the bewildered psychologist gave up.Teaching a Lesson to Bullies and Educators Alike
February 24, 2014
He tells the bewildered Narnians: ‘I’m so very old: hundreds and hundreds of years old.Three Great Men Died That Day: JFK, C.S. Lewis, and Aldous Huxley
November 3, 2013
A puzzled cantor lifted his head up and a bewildered congregation turned their eyes to their leader.How Rabbi David Hartman Lives On
February 11, 2013
Historical Examples of bewildered
If he made me blind, may he not easily have bewildered her, and have been himself bewildered?Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
She dragged him in a bewildered state of mind to the door, which she held open.Viviette
William J. Locke
"You're very kind," said Aunt Frank, with a sigh of bewildered relief.
I knew that it was I myself, and not my mode of life, that bewildered her.
A creature of hope and joy, the first draught of sorrow had bewildered her.The White Old Maid (From "Twice Told Tales")
- to confuse utterly; puzzle
- archaic to cause to become lost
Word Origin for bewilder
Word Origin and History for bewildered
1680s, past participle adjective from bewilder (q.v.).