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be·wil·der

 (bĭ-wĭl′dər)
tr.v. be·wil·dered, be·wil·der·ing, be·wil·ders
1. To confuse or befuddle, especially by being complicated or varied. See Synonyms at perplex.
2. To cause to lose one's bearings; disorient: "The whirling snow bewildered him" (May Kellogg Sullivan).

be·wil′dered·ly adv.
be·wil′der·ing·ly adv.

bewilder

(bɪˈwɪldə)
vb (tr)
1. to confuse utterly; puzzle
2. archaic to cause to become lost
[C17: see be-, wilder]
beˈwilderˌment n

be•wil•der

(bɪˈwɪl dər)

v.t.
to confuse or puzzle completely; perplex.
[1675–85; be- + wilder 1]
be•wil′der•ing•ly, adv.

bewilder


Past participle: bewildered
Gerund: bewildering

Imperative
bewilder
bewilder
Present
I bewilder
you bewilder
he/she/it bewilders
we bewilder
you bewilder
they bewilder
Preterite
I bewildered
you bewildered
he/she/it bewildered
we bewildered
you bewildered
they bewildered
Present Continuous
I am bewildering
you are bewildering
he/she/it is bewildering
we are bewildering
you are bewildering
they are bewildering
Present Perfect
I have bewildered
you have bewildered
he/she/it has bewildered
we have bewildered
you have bewildered
they have bewildered
Past Continuous
I was bewildering
you were bewildering
he/she/it was bewildering
we were bewildering
you were bewildering
they were bewildering
Past Perfect
I had bewildered
you had bewildered
he/she/it had bewildered
we had bewildered
you had bewildered
they had bewildered
Future
I will bewilder
you will bewilder
he/she/it will bewilder
we will bewilder
you will bewilder
they will bewilder
Future Perfect
I will have bewildered
you will have bewildered
he/she/it will have bewildered
we will have bewildered
you will have bewildered
they will have bewildered
Future Continuous
I will be bewildering
you will be bewildering
he/she/it will be bewildering
we will be bewildering
you will be bewildering
they will be bewildering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bewildering
you have been bewildering
he/she/it has been bewildering
we have been bewildering
you have been bewildering
they have been bewildering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bewildering
you will have been bewildering
he/she/it will have been bewildering
we will have been bewildering
you will have been bewildering
they will have been bewildering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bewildering
you had been bewildering
he/she/it had been bewildering
we had been bewildering
you had been bewildering
they had been bewildering
Conditional
I would bewilder
you would bewilder
he/she/it would bewilder
we would bewilder
you would bewilder
they would bewilder
Past Conditional
I would have bewildered
you would have bewildered
he/she/it would have bewildered
we would have bewildered
you would have bewildered
they would have bewildered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.bewilder - be a mystery or bewildering tobewilder - be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me"
stump, mix up - cause to be perplexed or confounded; "This problem stumped her"
befuddle, confound, confuse, discombobulate, fox, bedevil, fuddle, throw - be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly; "These questions confuse even the experts"; "This question completely threw me"; "This question befuddled even the teacher"
riddle - set a difficult problem or riddle; "riddle me a riddle"
elude, escape - be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by; "What you are seeing in him eludes me"
2.bewilder - cause to be confused emotionallybewilder - cause to be confused emotionally  
discomfit, discompose, untune, upset, disconcert - cause to lose one's composure

bewilder

verb confound, surprise, stun, confuse, puzzle, baffle, mix up, daze, perplex, mystify, stupefy, befuddle, flummox, bemuse, dumbfound, nonplus, flabbergast (informal) The silence from Alex had hurt and bewildered her.

bewilder

verb
To cause to be unclear in mind or intent:
Informal: throw.
Idiom: make one's head reel.
Translations
يُذهل، يُربك
vyvést z míryzmást
desorientereforbløffeforvirre
hämmentää
dezorijentiratismestizbuniti
koma úr jafnvægi
suglumimas
apmulsinātsamulsināt
şaşırtmakşaşkına çevirmek

bewilder

[bɪˈwɪldəʳ] VTdesconcertar, dejar perplejo

bewilder

[bɪˈwɪldər] vt (= puzzle) → dérouter, déconcerter

bewilder

vt (= confuse)verwirren, irremachen; (= baffle)verblüffen, verwundern

bewilder

[bɪˈwɪldəʳ] vtsconcertare, disorientare

bewilder

(biˈwildə) verb
to amaze or puzzle. She was bewildered when her husband suddenly left her; bewildered by the instructions.
beˈwilderment noun

bewilder

vt. confundir, perturbar, turbar.
References in classic literature ?
Persons who had enjoyed the social bewilderments and advantages of foreign courts, or had mingled freely in the intellectual circles of great universities, might not have looked upon Wareham as an extraordinary experience; but it was as much of an advance upon Riverboro as that village had been upon Sunnybrook Farm.
Any one who has common sense will remember that the bewilderments of the eyes are of two kinds, and arise from two causes, either from coming out of the light or from going into the light, which is true of the mind's eye, quite as much as of the bodily eye; and he who remembers this when he sees any one whose vision is perplexed and weak, will not be too ready to laugh; he will first ask whether that soul of man has come out of the brighter light, and is unable to see because unaccustomed to the dark, or having turned from darkness to the day is dazzled by excess of light.