Etymology
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bewilderment (n.)

1789, "state or condition of being bewildered," from bewilder + -ment; meaning "thing or situation which bewilders" is from 1840.

updated on May 23, 2017

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Definitions of bewilderment from WordNet

bewilderment (n.)
confusion resulting from failure to understand;
Synonyms: obfuscation / puzzlement / befuddlement / mystification / bafflement / bemusement
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