- To bewilder is to cause someone to be confused by something complicated.
An example of bewilder is when you ask someone a complicated question that he cannot answer.
- to confuse hopelessly, as by something complicated or involved; befuddle; puzzle
- Archaic to cause to be lost, as in a wilderness
Origin: be- plush wilder
- bewilderingly adverb
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transitive verb be·wil·dered, be·wil·der·ing, be·wil·ders
- To confuse or befuddle, especially with numerous conflicting situations, objects, or statements. See Synonyms at puzzle.
- To cause to lose one's bearings; disorient: The twists and turns in the cave soon bewildered us.
- be·wilˈdered·ly adverb
- be·wilˈdered·ness noun
- be·wilˈder·ing·ly adverb