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1. bewilderment

noun. ['bɪˈwɪldɝmənt'] confusion resulting from failure to understand.

Synonyms

  • bafflement
  • obfuscation
  • befuddlement
  • mental confusion
  • disarray
  • mystification
  • puzzlement
  • confusedness
  • muddiness
  • bemusement

Antonyms

  • inactivity
  • tidiness
  • natural object
  • clarity

Etymology

  • -ment (English)
  • -amentum (Latin)
  • bewilder (English)
  • be- (English)

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Words that Rhyme with Bewilderment

  • abandonment
  • abatement
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  • abhorrent
  • abortifacient
  • abridgement
  • absent
  • absorbent
  • abstinent
  • abundant
  • accelerant
  • accident
  • accompaniment
  • accompaniment
  • accomplishment
  • accountant
  • accouterment
  • accoutrement
  • achievement
  • acknowledgement

Example sentences of the word bewilderment


1. Noun, singular or mass
This will keep you from staring at your cash and scratching your head in bewilderment as you drive away.

Quotes containing the word bewilderment


1. It is characteristic of all deep human problems that they are not to be approached without some humor and some bewilderment.
- Freeman Dyson

2. Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.
- Rumi, Masnavi i Man'avi, the spiritual couplets of Maula

3. Do you see the story? Do you see anything? It seems to me I am trying to tell you a dream--making a vain attempt, because no relation of a dream can convey the dream-sensation, that commingling of absurdity, surprise, and bewilderment in a tremor of struggling revolt, that notion of being captured by the incredible which is the very essence of dreams...
- Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness

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