- bewildered state.
- a confusing maze or tangle, as of objects or conditions: a bewilderment of smoke, noise, and pushing people.
Origin of bewilderment
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Examples from the Web for bewilderment
As a result, the water sank into the ground, prompting migratory cranes to issue calls of “grief and bewilderment.”Visiting the Arctic Circle…Before It’s Irreversibly Changed
Terry Greene Sterling
April 1, 2014
There were two modes of being with him, I think it was seduction on the one hand and bewilderment on the other.The Perils of Being a Hemingway Wife
February 23, 2014
The billions of snippets of sadness and bewilderment spinning across the Net confirm who this amazing boy was to all of us.
As he sifted through the papers, Michael felt “no anger, just bewilderment,” he told me.Does Jeffrey MacDonald Belong in Jail?
January 3, 2013
By 1996, Haitians were scratching their heads in bewilderment, asking themselves Why has America come to save us?Bill Clinton's Shameful Haiti Legacy
January 19, 2010
To the bewilderment of the Leopard Woman the pace of the safari now slackened.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
The parson tried vainly to struggle out of his bewilderment.Tiverton Tales
He had watched her in bewilderment, chilled to the bones, as if touched by the hand of death.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
Bewilderment and unaccustomed weakness overtook Lady Coryston.The Coryston Family
Mrs. Humphry Ward
There were gasps, explosive curses of bewilderment, amazement.The Cruise of the Dry Dock
T. S. Stribling
Word Origin and History for bewilderment
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper