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Meaning of BEWILDER

Pronunciation:  bi'wildur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"
  2. [v]  cause to be confused emotionally

BEWILDER is a 8 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: amaze, baffle, beat, bemuse, discombobulate, dumbfound, flummox, get, gravel, mystify, nonplus, perplex, pose, puzzle, stupefy, throw, vex
 See Also: bedevil, befuddle, confound, confuse, discombobulate, discomfit, discompose, disconcert, elude, escape, figure out, fox, fuddle, lick, mix up, puzzle out, puzzle over, riddle, solve, stagger, stump, throw, untune, upset, work, work out



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Be*wil"der\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bewildered}; p. pr.
& vb. n. {Bewildering}.] [Pref. be- + wilder.]
To lead into perplexity or confusion, as for want of a plain
path; to perplex with mazes; or in general, to perplex or
confuse greatly.

      Lost and bewildered in the fruitless search. --Addison.

Syn: To perplex; puzzle; entangle; confuse; confound;
     mystify; embarrass; lead astray.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: abash, addle, addle the wits, amaze, astonish, astound, awe, awestrike, baffle, ball up, becloud, bedaze, bedazzle, befog, befuddle, bemuse, boggle, bother, bowl down, bowl over, bug, cap, cloud, confound, confuse, daze, dazzle, discombobulate, discomfit, discompose, disconcert, dismay, disorganize, disorient, distract, disturb, dumbfound, dumbfounder, embarrass, entangle, flabbergast, flummox, flurry, fluster, flutter, fog, fuddle, fuss, maze, mist, mix up, moider, muddle, mystify, overwhelm, paralyze, perplex, perturb, petrify, pose, pother, put out, puzzle, raise hell, rattle, ruffle, stagger, startle, strike dead, strike dumb, strike with wonder, stumble, stun, stupefy, surprise, throw into confusion, unsettle, upset