[bih-wil-der-muh nt]


bewildered state.
a confusing maze or tangle, as of objects or conditions: a bewilderment of smoke, noise, and pushing people.

Origin of bewilderment

First recorded in 1810–20; bewilder + -ment Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for bewilderment

1820, "condition of being bewildered," from bewilder + -ment; meaning "thing or situation which bewilders" is from 1844.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper