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Definition of "bewilderment" []

  • The condition of being confused or disoriented. (noun)
  • A situation of perplexity or confusion; a tangle: a bewilderment of lies and half-truths. (noun)

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 "bewilderment" in a sentence
  • "In response to what he called the "bewilderment" of people watching the child sexual abuse scandal unfold at Penn State, Rep. Kerry Benninghoff said he plans to introduce legislation to make more information about state-related universities available to the public."
  • "And how awful that poor Mary dies as she lived — stupidly, clumsily, in "bewilderment," running foolishly back and forth."
  • "My guess is the rednecks are scratching their heads in bewilderment right now?"