wilderment
noun see wilder

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Wilderment — Wil der*ment, n. The state of being bewildered; confusion; bewilderment. [1913 Webster] And snatched her breathless from beneath This wilderment of wreck and death. Moore. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wilderment — See wilder. * * * …   Universalium

  • wilderment — wil·der·ment …   English syllables

  • wilderment — (r)mənt noun Etymology: wilder + ment archaic : bewilderment …   Useful english dictionary

  • wilder — verb Etymology: probably irregular from wilderness Date: 1613 transitive verb 1. archaic to lead astray 2. archaic bewilder, perplex intransitive verb archaic to move at random ; …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • wilder — wilder1 wilderment, n. /wil deuhr/, Archaic. v.t. 1. to cause to lose one s way. 2. to bewilder. v.i. 3. to lose one s way. 4. to be bewildered. [1605 15; perh. extracted from WILDERNESS; intrans. use prob. by assoc. with WANDER] …   Universalium

  • wilder — /ˈwɪldə/ (say wilduh) Obsolete –verb (t) 1. to cause to lose one s way. 2. to bewilder. –verb (i) 3. to lose one s way. 4. to be bewildered. –wilderment, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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