bewildered

[ bih-wil-derd ]
/ bɪˈwɪl dərd /

adjective

completely puzzled or confused; perplexed.

Origin of bewildered

First recorded in 1675–85; bewilder + -ed2

Related forms

be·wil·dered·ly, adverbbe·wil·dered·ness, nounun·be·wil·dered, adjectiveun·be·wil·dered·ly, adverb

Definition for bewildered (2 of 2)

bewilder

[ bih-wil-der ]
/ bɪˈwɪl dər /

verb (used with object)

to confuse or puzzle completely; perplex: These shifting attitudes bewilder me.

Origin of bewilder

First recorded in 1675–85; be- + wilder1
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bewilder

/ (bɪˈwɪldə) /

verb (tr)

to confuse utterly; puzzle
archaic to cause to become lost

Derived Forms

bewilderment, noun

Word Origin for bewilder

C17: see be-, wilder
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