bewildering


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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.

bewildering

(bɪˈwɪldərɪŋ)
adj
causing utter confusion; puzzling
beˈwilderingly adv
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bewildering

adjective confusing, surprising, amazing, stunning, puzzling, astonishing, staggering, baffling, astounding, perplexing, mystifying, stupefying The choice of excursions was bewildering.
Translations

bewildering

[bɪˈwɪldərɪŋ] ADJdesconcertante

bewildering

[bɪˈwɪldərɪŋ] adj [array, variety, range, number] → déconcertant(e); [speed, world] → ahurissant(e)

bewildering

adj (= confusing)verwirrend; (= baffling)verblüffend

bewildering

[bɪˈwɪldərɪŋ] adjsconcertante, sbalorditivo/a
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She had no sense of chill resolute repulsion, of reticent self-justification such as she had known under Lydgate's most stormy displeasure: all her sensibility was turned into a bewildering novelty of pain; she felt a new terrified recoil under a lash never experienced before.
It was so emphatically a fallen sport--a something, once innocent, delivered over to all devilry--a healthy pastime changed into a means of angering the blood, bewildering the senses, and steeling the heart.
Life is easy to chronicle, but bewildering to practice, and we welcome "nerves" or any other shibboleth that will cloak our personal desire.
The lonely little island was invaded from all quarters at once, and after four weeks of silence it was bewildering to hear human speech.
Countrymen, butchers, drovers, hawkers, boys, thieves, idlers, and vagabonds of every low grade, were mingled together in a mass; the whistling of drovers, the barking dogs, the bellowing and plunging of the oxen, the bleating of sheep, the grunting and squeaking of pigs, the cries of hawkers, the shouts, oaths, and quarrelling on all sides; the ringing of bells and roar of voices, that issued from every public-house; the crowding, pushing, driving, beating, whooping and yelling; the hideous and discordant dim that resounded from every corner of the market; and the unwashed, unshaven, squalid, and dirty figues constantly running to and fro, and bursting in and out of the throng; rendered it a stunning and bewildering scene, which quite confounded the senses.
This amused the company very much, but they were even more pleased when Polychrome, whose hunger had been easily satisfied, rose from the table and performed her graceful and bewildering Rainbow Dance for them.
Even the bustle and confusion at the railway terminus, so wearisome and bewildering at other times, roused me and did me good.
It is downright bewildering to allegedly have a record-breaking surplus in rice supply on one hand and experience a low inventory of rice in the warehouses of NFA on the other hand and thereby needing to import rice,' she said.
bewildered, bewildering, horrific, cheap, a problem that came not in
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The various announcements and mixed messages coming from Michael Gove about who can and cannot apply for academy status is both bewildering and of great concern.