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
I beg the reader not to let the term bewilder him but to make it his own.
The buttons on his push-button phone kind of bewilder him at times.
Go to Michelin-starred chef Heinz Beck's Apsley menus 'bewilder' critic
That was a little bit of a challenge, and might bewilder some, but it confirmed one truism: Save your manuals!
"In a Better World" is decorated with some gorgeous photography, both of Denmark and Africa; children in the latter are depicted as joyous, despite the sadistic violence around them; children in Denmark are preoccupied with matters that bewilder the war-weary Anton, who tries to teach the boys a lesson about the never-ending nature of revenge and retribution, but to little effect.
Some of my favorites include: behoove bewilder bologna ... only because it is not spelled the way it sounds nonetheless ... 3 words in 1!
A team that focuses heavily on defense and relies on a tough matchup zone to bewilder opponents, Rutgers held foes to fewer than 55 points a game.
Eleven years on and the hurried portraits of Dave, Nick and Mat will this week be put up for auction at a sale which will either bewilder people, or get them hunting through drawers for that elusive bit of paper from the time they got the artist to draw them a picture.
The nuances never quite settle to a point of reference, and instead confuse, bewilder, and even overwhelm.
This Health Care issue keeps taking turns and twist that bewilder the mind in thoughts.