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
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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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