Definition of Bewilder

1. Verb. Be a mystery or bewildering to. "The good news will bewilder her"; "This question really stuck me"




2. Verb. Cause to be confused emotionally. "The performance is likely to bewilder Sue"
Exact synonyms: Bemuse, Discombobulate, Throw
Generic synonyms: Discomfit, Discompose, Disconcert, Untune, Upset
Derivative terms: Bemusement, Discombobulation

Definition of Bewilder

1. v. t. To lead into perplexity or confusion, as for want of a plain path; to perplex with mazes; or in general, to perplex or confuse greatly.

Definition of Bewilder

1. Verb. (transitive) To confuse, puzzle or befuddle someone, especially with many different things. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To disorientate someone. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bewilder

1. to confuse [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: confuse

Medical Definition of Bewilder

1. To lead into perplexity or confusion, as for want of a plain path; to perplex with mazes; or in general, to perplex or confuse greatly. "Lost and bewildered in the fruitless search." (Addison) Synonym: To perplex, puzzle, entangle, confuse, confound, mystify, embarrass, lead astray. Origin: Pref. Be- + wilder. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bewilder

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bewilder (current term)
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Literary usage of Bewilder

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1827)
"Through dim bewilder'd shadows, that no living semblance take. . Away ! beyond its thundering bounds—beyond the second lake— xx. O'er soft and unsubstantial ..."

2. Studies in History and Jurisprudence by James Bryce Bryce (1901)
"... the least variation from established precedents will totally distract and bewilder him: ila lex serif to est is the utmost his knowledge will arrive at ..."

3. The Monthly Magazine by Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress), Richard Phillips (1813)
"If truth I follow, truth displays Л barren, bleak, bewilder'd mue; There Virtue groans beneath the rod. Whilst Vice assumes the sov'reig» nod; ..."

4. The Theological and Literary Journal (1854)
"They empty the revelation of its true significance, charge it with a false meaning, or deny it any meaning whatever, and mislead and bewilder their readers. ..."

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