Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Word Explorer
Children's Dictionary
Help
Help
Help
     

be·wil·der

bewilder

 
pronunciation:
b wIl dr
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: verb
inflections: bewilders, bewildering, bewildered
definition: to confuse or puzzle.
Having too many choices bewilders me.
See a movie for this meaning
 
synonyms:
baffle, confuse, mystify
similar words:
daze, muddle, puzzle, stump
derivations: bewilderingly (adv.), bewilderment (n.)
Word Parts  About this feature
The word bewilder contains the following part:
be- Old English prefix that means to cover or surround with; to act on or change another.
Show wordsHide wordsMore about this word part:
The prefix be- forms verbs from nouns and verbs.