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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 ?
At that early period it served but to bewilder her.
I am bewildered in my endeavours to form some rational conjecture of what Mrs.
The poor thing had no force to fling out any passion in return; the terrible collapse of the illusion towards which all her hope had been strained was a stroke which had too thoroughly shaken her: her little world was in ruins, and she felt herself tottering in the midst as a lonely bewildered consciousness.
Once more the man was bewildered. This time, however, it was bewilderment of a different sort.
He was thoughtful and grave--but the orders he gave Were enough to bewilder a crew.
The bewildered Gania introduced her first to Varia, and both women, before shaking hands, exchanged looks of strange import.
He was still standing, stupid and bewildered, the memories forgotten, wondering what it was all about, when Kiche attacked him a third time, intent on driving him away altogether from the vicinity.
As it passed, leaving Lucie frightened and bewildered in the doorway of the wood-sawyer's house, the feathery snow fell as quietly and lay as white and soft, as if it had never been.
And at these words, as if all her strength was exhausted, Milady sank, weak and languishing, into the arms of the young officer, who, intoxicated with love, anger, and voluptuous sensations hitherto unknown, received her with transport, pressed her against his heart, all trembling at the breath from that charming mouth, bewildered by the contact with that palpitating bosom.