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Synonyms for bewilderment
bɪˈwɪl dər məntbe·wil·der·ment

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. bewilderment

    Amazement and astonishment both express the momentary overwhelming of the mind by that which is beyond expectation. Astonishment especially affects the emotions, amazement the intellect. Awe is the yielding of the mind to something supremely grand in character or formidable in power, and ranges from apprehension or dread to reverent worship. Admiration includes delight and regard. Surprise lies midway between astonishment and amazement, and usually respects matters of lighter consequence or such as are less startling in character. Amazement may be either pleasing or painful, as when induced by the grandeur of the mountains, or by the fury of the storm. We can say pleased surprise, but scarcely pleased astonishment. Amazement has in it something of confusion or bewilderment; but confusion and bewilderment may occur without amazement, as when a multitude of details require instant attention. Astonishment may be without bewilderment or confusion. Wonder is often pleasing, and may be continuous in view of that which surpasses our comprehension; as, the magnitude, order, and beauty of the heavens fill us with increasing wonder. Compare PERPLEXITY.

    Synonyms:
    admiration, amazement, astonishment, awe, confusion, perplexity, surprise, wonder

    Antonyms:
    anticipation, calmness, composure, coolness, expectation, indifference, preparation, self-possession, steadiness, stoicism

    Preposition:
    I was filled with amazement at such reckless daring.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bewilderment, obfuscation, puzzlement, befuddlement, mystification, bafflement, bemusementnoun

    confusion resulting from failure to understand

    Synonyms:
    bemusement, mystification, bafflement, puzzlement, obfuscation, befuddlement

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. bewildermentnoun

    Synonyms:
    perplexity, embarrassment, confusion, entanglement

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. bewildermentnoun

    Synonyms:
    perplexity, confusion, mystification, obfuscation

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "bewilderment":

    perplexity, dismay, consternation, confusion

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#16386awe
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#33345dismay
#34316amazement
#41108astonishment
#60338consternation
#63527obfuscation
#74750bewilderment
#77127perplexity
#105573puzzlement
#153236bemusement
#170939mystification
#245415bafflement
#314028befuddlement

How to use bewilderment in a sentence?

  1. Anthon St Maarten:

    If I can spare just one gifted child unnecessary trauma, or inspire just one adult to come out of the 'clair closet', the bewilderment I had to endure would all be worth it.

  2. Dearrick DeSaussure:

    There's anger. There's frustration There's bewilderment., because it's home.

  3. Jalal ud-Din Rumi:

    Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.

  4. Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky:

    Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid.

  5. Freeman John Dyson:

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


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