Bewildering
Bewilder Be*wil"der, v. t. [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. [1913 Webster]

Lost and bewildered in the fruitless search. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To perplex; puzzle; entangle; confuse; confound; mystify; embarrass; lead astray. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Bewildering — Be*wil der*ing, a. Causing bewilderment or great perplexity; as, bewildering difficulties. {Be*wil der*ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bewildering — index complex, enigmatic, equivocal, labyrinthine, opaque Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • bewildering — adj. VERBS ▪ be, seem ▪ find sth ▪ I found the experience quite bewildering. ADVERB ▪ very ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • bewildering — adj. bewildering to + inf. (it was bewildering to contemplate all the possibilities) * * * bewildering to + inf. (it was bewildering to contemplate all the possibilities) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • bewildering — be|wil|der|ing [ bı wıldərıŋ ] adjective 1. ) a bewildering situation is confusing and difficult to understand: Her first day at work was extremely bewildering. 2. ) a bewildering range or set of things is very large and offers too many choices:… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bewildering — UK [bɪˈwɪld(ə)rɪŋ] / US [bɪˈwɪldərɪŋ] adjective 1) a bewildering situation is confusing and difficult to understand Her first day at work was extremely bewildering. 2) a bewildering range or set of things is very large and offers too many choices …   English dictionary

  • bewildering — [[t]bɪwɪ̱ldərɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED A bewildering thing or situation is very confusing and difficult to understand or to make a decision about. A glance along his bookshelves reveals a bewildering array of interests... The choice of excursions was… …   English dictionary

  • bewildering — be|wil|der|ing [bıˈwıldərıŋ] adj confusing, especially because there are too many choices or things happening at the same time a bewildering variety/array/range ▪ a bewildering variety of choices >bewilderingly adv ▪ The details are… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bewildering — bewilderingly, adv. /bi wil deuhr ing/, adj. extremely confusing: a bewildering schedule of events. [1785 95; BEWILDER + ING2] * * * …   Universalium

  • bewildering — adjective Very confusing, perplexing, or baffling, often due to a very large choice being available. There was a bewildering collection of curiosities filling the room …   Wiktionary

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