dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information
Wiki: Resources, links, and other information


3 definitions found
 for bewilder
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bewilder \Be*wil"der\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bewildered; p. pr.
     & vb. n. Bewildering.] [Pref. be- + wilder.]
     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.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Lost and bewildered in the fruitless search. --Addison.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Syn: To perplex; puzzle; entangle; confuse; confound;
          mystify; embarrass; lead astray.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  bewilder
      v 1: be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--
           I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This
           question really stuck me" [syn: perplex, vex, stick,
           get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose,
           bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel,
           amaze, dumbfound]
      2: cause to be confused emotionally [syn: bewilder, bemuse,
         discombobulate, throw]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  78 Moby Thesaurus words for "bewilder":
     abash, addle, addle the wits, amaze, astonish, astound, awe,
     awestrike, baffle, ball up, becloud, bedaze, bedazzle, befog,
     befuddle, bemuse, boggle, bother, bowl down, bowl over, bug, cap,
     cloud, confound, confuse, daze, dazzle, discombobulate, discomfit,
     discompose, disconcert, dismay, disorganize, disorient, distract,
     disturb, dumbfound, dumbfounder, embarrass, entangle, flabbergast,
     flummox, flurry, fluster, flutter, fog, fuddle, fuss, maze, mist,
     mix up, moider, muddle, mystify, overwhelm, paralyze, perplex,
     perturb, petrify, pose, pother, put out, puzzle, raise hell,
     rattle, ruffle, stagger, startle, strike dead, strike dumb,
     strike with wonder, stumble, stun, stupefy, surprise,
     throw into confusion, unsettle, upset
  
  

Questions or comments about this site? Contact webmaster@dict.org