bewilderment

noun be·wil·der·ment \ -dər-mənt \
Updated on: 17 May 2018

Definition of bewilderment

1 : the quality or state of being lost, perplexed, or confused : the quality or state of being bewildered
  • She stared at them in bewilderment.
2 : a complicated or confusing state or condition : a bewildering tangle or confusion
  • a bewilderment of streets

Examples of bewilderment in a Sentence

  1. the slightest change in her daily routine leaves her in complete bewilderment

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First Known Use of bewilderment

1793

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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