- extremely confusing: a bewildering schedule of events.
Origin of bewildering
- to confuse or puzzle completely; perplex: These shifting attitudes bewilder me.
Origin of bewilder
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Related Wordsmystify, confound, stump, perplex, rattle, befuddle, puzzle, bemuse, upset, distract, baffle, daze, stupefy, fluster, disconcert, snow, floor, throw, muddle, addle
Examples from the Web for bewildering
The new AMC series Turn, which premieres April 6, is bewildering at first.‘Turn,’ AMC’s New Series About America’s First Spy Ring, Is A Visually Arresting Historical Epic
April 6, 2014
But purely from a policy perspective, it is a bewildering pattern.Why Does Spain Love Gay Marriage But Hate Abortion?
March 7, 2014
Yet, it is still routine to see a bewildering insistence on defeat.Defeating the Arab Spring Syndrome of Self-Defeat
October 15, 2013
But as you point out, this can be bewildering for the consumer who is driving all of this.Ask the Blogger: Can Transparent Health Care Prices Make Me Better Off?
October 22, 2012
Managing directors and chief executives were brought in at bewildering speed and frequency.How We Lost Bookshops Thanks to Amazon and Publishers
July 19, 2012
No lawful passion can ever be so bewildering or ecstatic as an unlawful one.Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
The case of Yates was by all odds the most complex and bewildering of the four.In the Midst of Alarms
There were such a bewildering lot of them, now that I had pried open my eyes.The Harbor
Broken, bewildering, vague, an echo that answers to nothing!Poems
William D. Howells
And to avoid the bewildering depths into which we were led, we suggested a stroll on the sands.The Book of Khalid
- causing utter confusion; puzzling
- to confuse utterly; puzzle
- archaic to cause to become lost
C17: see be-, wilder
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Word Origin and History for bewildering
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