Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To confuse or befuddle, especially with numerous conflicting situations, objects, or statements. See Synonyms at puzzle.
  • transitive v. To cause to lose one's bearings; disorient: The twists and turns in the cave soon bewildered us.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To confuse, puzzle or befuddle someone, especially with many different things.
  • v. To disorientate someone.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To lead into perplexity or confusion, as for lack of a plain path; to perplex with mazes; or in general, to perplex or confuse greatly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To confuse as to direction or situation; cause to lose the proper road or course: as, the intricacy of the streets bewildered him; to be bewildered in the woods.
  • To lead into perplexity or confusion; perplex; puzzle; confuse.
  • Synonyms To confound, confuse,mystify, nonplus.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. be a mystery or bewildering to
  • v. cause to be confused emotionally

Etymologies

From be- +‎ wilder (Wiktionary)

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