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.
Be·wil·der·ing a. Causing bewilderment or great perplexity; as, bewildering difficulties. -- Be*wil*der*ing*ly, adv.
adj : causing bafflement; "the play was at the same time a
bewildering and an exciting experience"