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be·wil·der / biˈwildər/ • v. [tr.] [often as adj.] (bewildered) cause (someone) to become perplexed and confused: she seemed frightened and bewildered his reaction had bewildered her [as adj.] (bewildering) there is a bewildering array of desserts to choose from. DERIVATIVES: be·wil·dered·ly adv. be·wil·der·ing·ly adv. be·wil·der·ment n.

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bewilderbidder, consider, Jiddah, kidder, whydah •bewilder, builder, guilder, Hilda, Matilda, St Kilda, Tilda, tilde •Belinda, Cabinda, cinder, Clarinda, Dorinda, hinder, Kinder, Linda, Lucinda, Melinda, tinder •Drogheda • shipbuilder • bodybuilder •coachbuilder • boatbuilder • Candida •spina bifida •calendar, calender •Phillida • cylinder • Phasmida •Andromeda • Mérida • Florida •Cressida • lavender • provender •chider, cider, divider, eider, glider, Guider, Haida, hider, Ida, insider, Oneida, outsider, provider, rider, Ryder, Saida, slider, spider, strider, stridor •Wilder •binder, blinder, finder, grinder, kinda, minder, ringbinder, winder •Fassbinder • spellbinder • highbinder •bookbinder • pathfinder •rangefinder • viewfinder • backslider •paraglider • childminder • outrider •joyrider • roughrider • ringsider •Tynesider • sidewinder

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bewilder XVII. f. BE- + †wilder (cause to) lose one's way, perh. back-formation from WILDERNESS.

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