Definitions

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  • adj. Baffled, confused, mystified, at a loss, or uncertain.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of bewilder.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Greatly perplexed.

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

  • adj. perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment

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Examples

  • The substance of the conversation remains private, and the media have wondered aloud in bewildered fashion where the "teachable moment" might be.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • The only reason they are bewildered is the trust he has broken?

    Bartlett rips McClellan, calls allegation 'total crap'

  • Rubbing their eyes, they said in bewildered voices, Catholics shouldn't have voted for Obama?

    President Obama's Abortion Plan?

  • "What is the matter with you, Hanneh Breineh?" cried Mrs. Pelz in bewildered alarm.

    Hungry Hearts

  • She realised in bewildered fashion, that Maule was gone out of her life at Moongarr, and connected the sound of his horses 'departing feet with the thud of Sir Luke Tallant's hall door, when he had left her at the first interview which had led to their final quarrel.

    Lady Bridget in the Never-Never Land

  • Amazed and bewildered, is it strange that she should have reeled?

    Strength in Sorrow

  • It also says that Carlo is "bewildered" - which might be said of the audience, as well.

    NPR Topics: News

  • She stood across the crowd, with something I could only describe as bewildered fascination written all over her expression.

    Crescendo

  • He was staring at her, his expression totally bewildered.

    A Hopeless Romantic

  • Her attitude recalled his bewildered senses; and endeavouring to assume a tranquil aspect, he bade her rise, and instantly quitted the cell, fearful of the instability of his purpose.

    A Sicilian Romance

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