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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
Lost and bewildered in the fruitless search. --Addison.
Syn: To perplex; puzzle; entangle; confuse; confound;
mystify; embarrass; lead astray.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
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,
2: cause to be confused emotionally [syn: bewilder, bemuse,
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
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