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bewilder


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  want  of  a  plain 
  path;  to  perplex  with  mazes;  or  in  general,  to  perplex  or 
  confuse  greatly. 
 
  Lost  and  bewildered  in  the  fruitless  search.  --Addison. 
 
  Syn:  To  perplex;  puzzle;  entangle;  confuse;  confound; 
  mystify;  embarrass;  lead  astray. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bewilder 
  v  1:  be  a  mystery  or  bewildering  to:  "This  beats  me!"  "Got  me--I 
  don't  know  the  answer!"  [syn:  {perplex},  {get},  {puzzle}, 
  {mystify},  {baffle},  {beat},  {flummox},  {stupefy},  {stupify}, 
  {nonplus},  {gravel},  {amaze},  {dumbfound},  {trounce}] 
  2:  cause  to  be  confused  emotionally  [syn:  {bemuse},  {discombobulate}, 
  {throw}] 




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