bewilderment bewilderment  /bɪ ˈwɪl dər mənt/


  • (n) confusion resulting from failure to understand


  1. A writer who is unafraid to linger in the minds of furious men, he leads us fearlessly through this man's grief, bewilderment and rage.
  2. Such academic lackeydom, says Sir Walter, has reduced the universities to imposing islands of bewilderment in a sea of confusion.
  3. Outraged bewilderment rings from this and other letters included in the new book Dear Brother: Letters of William Clark to Jonathan Clark.


  • North football hits ground running

    By: Brian Paglia Jason Galt will admit the first time he saw the Double Wing offense almost 10 years ago he was confounded. Here was this offense pulled out of a black and white movie, all tosses and misdirections and run, run, run. The first-year North Forsyth football coach knew exactly the bewilderment his assistant coaches must have felt during spring practice this past May when they saw it ...
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Forsyth County News


  1. The Oscar-winning writer Sir Tom Stoppard said: "With his earliest work he stood alone in British theatre up against the bewilderment and incomprehension of critics, the audience and writers, too."
    on Oct 13, 2005 By: Tom Stoppard Source: Times Online

  2. Benedict began his day addressing Catholic clergymen and nuns, telling them to be missionaries to those Angolans "living in fear of spirits, of malign and threatening powers. In their bewilderment they end up even condemning street children and the...
    on Mar 21, 2009 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: FOXNews

  3. "Most Clinton supporters are filled with bewilderment that this is happening," said Gov. Edward G. Rendell of Pennsylvania. "We are willing to go on, and we understand the inevitability of this, but we are filled with disappointment and...
    on Jun 1, 2008 By: Ed Rendell Source: New York Times

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