counter

Advertisement - Continue reading below

Definition of "bewilder" [be•wil•der]

  • To confuse or befuddle, especially with numerous conflicting situations, objects, or statements. See Synonyms at puzzle. (verb-transitive)
  • To cause to lose one's bearings; disorient: The twists and turns in the cave soon bewildered us. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bewilder" in a sentence
  • "I beg the reader not to let the term bewilder him but to make it his own."
  • "The buttons on his push-button phone kind of bewilder him at times."
  • "Go to Michelin-starred chef Heinz Beck's Apsley menus 'bewilder' critic"