Be·wil·der v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bewildered p. pr. & vb. n. Bewildering.] 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.
Lost and bewildered in the fruitless search. --Addison.
Syn: -- To perplex; puzzle; entangle; confuse; confound; mystify; embarrass; lead astray.
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, flummox,
stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound]
2: cause to be confused emotionally [syn: bemuse, discombobulate,