tr.v. be·wil·dered, be·wil·der·ing, be·wil·ders
1. To confuse or befuddle, especially by being complicated or varied. See Synonyms at perplex.
2. To cause to lose one's bearings; disorient: "The whirling snow bewildered him" (May Kellogg Sullivan).
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