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

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English Synonyms and Antonyms3.3 / 4 votes

  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 WordNet4.0 / 1 vote

  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 Synonymes5.0 / 1 vote

  1. bewildermentnoun

    Synonyms:
    perplexity, embarrassment, confusion, entanglement

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. bewildermentnoun

    Synonyms:
    perplexity, confusion, mystification, obfuscation

PPDB, the paraphrase database3.0 / 2 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "bewilderment":

    perplexity, dismay, consternation, confusion

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#3339wonder
#4651surprise
#7453confusion
#16386awe
#23032admiration
#33345dismay
#34316amazement
#41108astonishment
#60338consternation
#63527obfuscation
#74750bewilderment
#77127perplexity
#105573puzzlement
#153236bemusement
#170939mystification
#245415bafflement
#314028befuddlement

How to use bewilderment in a sentence?

  1. Jalal ud-Din Rumi:

    Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.

  2. Lewis Hamilton:

    The fans were incensed -- and rightly so, while the mood in the paddock was a mix of bewilderment, silent anger and resignation.

  3. Frank Moore Colby:

    Clever people seem not to feel the natural pleasure of bewilderment, and are always answering questions when the chief relish of a life is to go on asking them.

  4. Ian Maxwell:

    It’s really shocking, another death by hanging in a high-security prison. My reaction is one of total shock and bewilderment.

  5. Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky:

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


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