Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To confuse or befuddle, especially by being complicated or varied. synonym: perplex.
  • transitive verb To cause to lose one's bearings; disorient.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • verb be a mystery or bewildering to
  • verb cause to be confused emotionally

Etymologies

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From be- +‎ wilder

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