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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Her father meanwhile had turned away, and seemed absorbed in the contemplation of a landscape by Claude, where a shadowy and sun-streaked vista penetrated so remotely into an ancient wood, that it would have been no wonder if his fancy had lost itself in the picture's bewildering depths.
Heart-smitten at this bewildering and baffling spell, that so often came between herself and her sole treasure, whom she had bought so dear, and who was all her world, Hester sometimes burst into passionate tears.
Soon they through dim, bewildering mediums saw her sidelong fading phantom, as in the gaseous Fata Morgana; only the uppermost masts out of water; while fixed by infatuation, or fidelity, or fate, to their once lofty perches, the pagan harpooneers still maintained their sinking lookouts on the sea.
It came with a sudden rush, bewildering him, startling him; it was as if his dead childhood had come back to him, laughing and calling
He did these pantograph enlargements on sheets of white cardboard, and made each individual line of the bewildering maze of whorls or curves or loops which consisted of the "pattern" of a "record" stand out bold and black by reinforcing it with ink.
In it, in bewildering confusion, were old sleighs, pungs, horse rakes, hogsheads, settees without backs, bed- steads without heads, in all stages of disability, and never the same on two consecutive days.
Is there any natural phenomenon more bewildering to the scientific inquirer?
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.
The two young Cratchits laughed tremendously at the idea of Peter's being a man of business; and Peter himself looked thoughtfully at the fire from between his collars, as if he were deliberating what particular investments he should favour when he came into the receipt of that bewildering income.
When a young gentleman like Dunsey is reduced to so exceptional a mode of locomotion as walking, a whip in his hand is a desirable corrective to a too bewildering dreamy sense of unwontedness in his position; and Dunstan, as he went along through the gathering mist, was always rapping his whip somewhere.
In stores and hotels this wire traffic has grown to an almost bewildering extent, as these are the places where many interests meet.
I endeavoured to believe that much, if not all of what I felt, was due to the bewildering influence of the gloomy furniture of the room--of the dark and tattered draperies, which, tortured into motion by the breath of a rising tempest, swayed fitfully to and fro upon the walls, and rustled uneasily about the decorations of the bed.