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.

 

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