Definition of bewilder
bewilderingplay \bi-ˈwil-d(ə-)riŋ, bē-\
1 : to cause to lose one's bearings (see bearing 6c) bewildered by the city's maze of roads
2 : to perplex or confuse especially by a complexity, variety, or multitude of objects or considerations His decision bewildered her. utterly bewildered by the instructions
Examples of bewilder in a Sentence
the change in policy seems to have bewildered many of our customers
Recent Examples of bewilder from the Web
Those looking for legitimate stem cell treatments face bewildering choices about where to go and which of the many kinds of stem cells are best for their condition.
Rather than fight face-to-face, Tokuda uses the environment to daze and bewilder his prey.
Locals were bewildered and incredulous at how this could happen in the borough of Kensington and Chelsea, which has one of the wealthiest populations in the U.K. and is only minutes away from the fancy mansions familiar from the movie Notting Hill.
Erwin Wurm, who often bewilders audiences with sculptural distortions and weird mash-ups, here squeezes viewers’ faces in a tall, slit-like mirror ornamented in stiff, Venetian frippery.
Mr. Gorecki himself was bewildered by his newfound fame.
By Antonio Olivo, The Washington Post Outspoken and often far-right enough to bewilder even some of his fellow Virginia Republicans,
Orthodox Church displeased The director, Aleksei Y. Uchitel, is bewildered by the early criticism.
The director, Aleksei Y. Uchitel, is somewhat bewildered by the early criticism.
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BEWILDER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bewilder for English Language Learners
: to confuse (someone) very much
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