Definitions

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  • adj. Very confusing, perplexing, or baffling, often due to a very large choice being available.
  • v. Present participle of bewilder.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Causing bewilderment or great perplexity.

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Examples

  • What I find bewildering is that they've chosen to cut a successful, well-loved, thriving arts organisation.

    Spending review 2010: living with the cuts

  • Information cascades upon us in bewildering abundance.

    Business and the Media: Prime Time and the Bottom Line

  • I accuse also the Feminist movement for its part in bewildering society regarding the relations of the sexes.

    Courtship After Marriage

  • * Stronger environment agency should match WTO, WHO* Existing system "bewildering" - Italy,

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  • If one might judge from his appearance, there was every probability of the coach coming past before Mr. Britain knew where HE was; for he stood in a state of abstraction, mentally balancing the Doctor against the lawyers, and the lawyers against the Doctor, and their clients against both, and engaged in feeble attempts to make the thimble and nutmeg-grater (a new idea to him) square with anybody's system of philosophy; and, in short, bewildering himself as much as ever his great namesake has done with theories and schools.

    Battle of Life

  • HE was; for he stood in a state of abstraction, mentally balancing the Doctor against the lawyers, and the lawyers against the Doctor, and their clients against both, and engaged in feeble attempts to make the thimble and nutmeg – grater (a new idea to him) square with anybody’s system of philosophy; and, in short, bewildering himself as much as ever his great namesake has done with theories and schools.

    The Battle of Life

  • The UCI also finds them bewildering, which is why they're placing new restrictions on time trial bikes.

    Odds and Bar-Ends: Cannibal Time Trials, Vegan Bikes

  • The phrase was bewildering, but its tone was clear enough.

    The Final Reflection

  • One instant genial smiles overspread his expressive countenance, whereon the faintest emotion writes its legend with instantaneous and responsive touch; the next, on occasion, a Jove-like sternness settles on his face, and, with a facility of expression bewildering to less gifted tongues, scathing invective, cutting sarcasm, or bitter irony impress upon an offender the gravity of a breach of discipline.

    History of the Gatling Gun Detachment

  • I vividly recall the bewildering onslaught of our mother leading a bevy of church ladies in search of the missing.

    The Joys of Being a Woman and Other Papers

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  • In Spanish: desconcertante.

    April 30, 2010