Definition of Bewilderment

1. Noun. Confusion resulting from failure to understand.




Definition of Bewilderment

1. n. The state of being bewildered.

Definition of Bewilderment

1. Noun. The state of being bewildered. ¹

2. Noun. A confusing or perplexing situation. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bewilderment

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Medical Definition of Bewilderment

1. 1. The state of being bewildered. 2. A bewildering tangle or confusion. "He . . . Soon lost all traces of it amid bewilderment of tree trunks and underbrush." (Hawthorne) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Bewilderment

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1. History of the Rise and Fall of the Slave Power in America by Henry Wilson (1877)
"THERE can be no intelligent and appreciative reading of the opening debates of the session now under review without careful note of the general bewilderment ..."

2. The Life and Theatrical Times of Charles Kean, F.S.A. by Fanny Kemble, Kate Field, John William Cole (1882)
"... for in my multitude of counsels and counsellors I find only utter bewilderment. Until Monday I shall be at the Hoo, where you can address me, ..."

3. History of California by Hubert Howe Bancroft (1888)
"... MEXICO—ESTIMATES OF THE NUMBERS OF ARRIVALS—bewilderment OF THE INCOMERS—REGENERATION AND A NEW LIFE. A CURRENT equal in magnitude to the one by sea ..."

4. Barbizon Days: Millet, Corot, Rousseau, Barye by Charles Sprague Smith (1902)
"The consciousness of beauty becomes actual pain, through bewilderment and intensity. Millet wrote : " If you could see how beautiful the forest is ! ..."

5. The Ancient Lowly: A History of the Ancient Working People from the Earliest by Cyrenus Osborne Ward (1888)
"... threw the Race into bewilderment of Two Thousand Years of Trial and Doubt—Plans of tho Founders of Government Reviewed—Resemblance of Socrates and ..."

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