bewilderment

  • 1 Bewilderment — Be*wil der*ment, n. 1. The state of being bewildered. [1913 Webster] 2. A bewildering tangle or confusion. [1913 Webster] He . . . soon lost all traces of it amid bewilderment of tree trunks and underbrush. Hawthorne. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 bewilderment — index ambiguity, bombshell, confusion (ambiguity), enigma, ignorance, incertitude, quandary, surprise …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 bewilderment — 1820, condition of being bewildered, from BEWILDER (Cf. bewilder) + MENT (Cf. ment); meaning thing or situation which bewilders is from 1844 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 bewilderment — [n] puzzlement bafflement, confusion, daze, discombobulation*, disorientation, perplexity, surprise; concept 14 …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 bewilderment — [bi wil′dərmənt] n. 1. the fact or condition of being bewildered 2. a confusion; jumble …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 bewilderment — be|wil|der|ment [bıˈwıldəmənt US dər ] n [U] a feeling of being very confused = ↑confusion in bewilderment ▪ She looked at him in bewilderment …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 7 bewilderment — be|wil|der|ment [ bı wıldərmənt ] noun uncount a feeling of being extremely confused: in bewilderment: He stared at us in complete bewilderment …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 8 bewilderment — [[t]bɪwɪ̱ldə(r)mənt[/t]] N UNCOUNT: oft in N Bewilderment is the feeling of being bewildered. He shook his head in bewilderment …

    English dictionary

  • 9 bewilderment — UK [bɪˈwɪldə(r)mənt] / US [bɪˈwɪldərmənt] noun [uncountable] a feeling of being extremely confused in bewilderment: He stared at us in complete bewilderment …

    English dictionary

  • 10 bewilderment — /bi wil deuhr meuhnt/, n. 1. bewildered state. 2. a confusing maze or tangle, as of objects or conditions: a bewilderment of smoke, noise, and pushing people. [1810 20; BEWILDER + MENT] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 11 bewilderment — bewilder ► VERB ▪ perplex or confuse. DERIVATIVES bewildering adjective bewilderment noun. ORIGIN from obsolete wilder «lead or go astray» …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 bewilderment — noun Date: 1811 1. the quality or state of being bewildered 2. a bewildering tangle or confusion …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13 bewilderment — noun a) The state of being bewildered. b) A confusing or perplexing situation …

    Wiktionary

  • 14 bewilderment — I (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. confusion, puzzlement, befuddlement, perplexity, mystification, bafflement, *discombobulation. ANT.: understanding, clear headedness, lucidity II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A stunned or bewildered condition:… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 15 bewilderment — be wil·der·ment || mÉ™nt n. confusion, perplexity, bafflement …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 16 bewilderment — n. Perplexity, embarrassment, confusion, entanglement, mystification, daze, maze, muddle …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 17 bewilderment — noun (U) a feeling of being very confused …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 bewilderment — n maze, labyrinth, network, confusion; tangle, entanglement, snarl, jumble, jungle, muddle, disorder; combination, mixture, medley, miscellany, melange, intermixture, conglomeration, botch, hodgepodge, wilderness, imbroglio …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 19 bewilderment — be·wil·der·ment …

    English syllables

  • 20 bewilderment — [bɪˈwɪldəmənt] noun [U] a feeling of being confused …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English


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