bewilder

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Bewilder \Be*wil"der\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Bewildered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bewildering}.] [Pref. be- + wilder.] To lead into perplexity or confusion, as for lack of a plain path; to perplex with mazes; or in general, to perplex or confuse greatly.

Lost and bewildered in the fruitless search. --Addison.

Syn: To perplex; puzzle; entangle; confuse; confound; mystify; embarrass; lead astray.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

bewilder

verb

1: be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me-- I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me" [syn: {perplex}, {vex}, {stick}, {get}, {puzzle}, {mystify}, {baffle}, {beat}, {pose}, {bewilder}, {flummox}, {stupefy}, {nonplus}, {gravel}, {amaze}, {dumbfound}]

2: cause to be confused emotionally [syn: {bewilder}, {bemuse}, {discombobulate}, {throw}]


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