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bewilderment

[ bih-wil-der-muh nt ]
/ bɪˈwɪl dər mənt /
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noun

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

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RELATED WORDS

perplexity, confusion, disorientation, surprise, discombobulation, daze, bafflement

Nearby words

bewig, bewigged, bewilder, bewildered, bewildering, bewilderment, bewitch, bewitched, bewitching, bewray, bexhill

Origin of bewilderment

First recorded in 1810–20; bewilder + -ment
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n.

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

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