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bewilder

[ bih-wil-der ]SEE DEFINITION OF bewilder

Synonyms for bewilder

  • baffle
  • befuddle
  • bemuse
  • confound
  • daze
  • disconcert
  • distract
  • fluster
  • mystify
  • perplex
  • puzzle
  • rattle
  • stump
  • stupefy
  • upset
  • addle
  • floor
  • muddle
  • snow
  • throw
  • ball up
  • mess with one's head
  • mix up
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Antonyms for bewilder

  • calm
  • clarify
  • clear up
  • comfort
  • enlighten
  • explain
  • explicate
  • help
  • soothe
  • orient
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BEWILDER

Now it assembles the blossoms of a whole long year to bewilder and allure.

It is only the artificial and the complex that bewilder them.

She was sufficiently unlike the usual Miss Ffrench to bewilder any one.

They bewilder us, but they fail to make a solemn impression.

Certainly it was enough to bewilder any man, and Paul was utterly dazed.

But perhaps my father is right—perhaps it would frighten and bewilder me.

The noise and tumult were so great as to bewilder those who listened.

If I was to give the history all at once, I have so many things to say that I should bewilder you.

We have learnt new, strange ideas that bewilder the good dame.

She used to bewilder me, I remember, with her strange, wise little sayings!

WORD ORIGIN

1680s, from be- "thoroughly" + archaic wilder "lead astray, lure into the wilds," probably a back-formation of wilderness. An earlier word with the same sense was bewhape (early 14c.). Related: Bewildered; bewildering; bewilderingly.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BEWILDER

addle

verbconfuse
  • baffle
  • befuddle
  • bewilder
  • confound
  • discombobulate
  • disconcert
  • fuddle
  • mix up
  • muddle
  • muddy
  • mystify
  • perplex
  • puzzle

amaze

verbsurprise
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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