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Synonyms for bewilderment
bɪˈwɪl dər mənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bewilderment, obfuscation, puzzlement, befuddlement, mystification, bafflement, bemusement(noun)

    confusion resulting from failure to understand

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

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.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. bewilderment(n.)

    Synonyms:
    perplexity, embarrassment, confusion, entanglement

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. bewilderment(n)

    Synonyms:
    perplexity, confusion, mystification, obfuscation

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    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. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Bewilderment is often the child of the ignorance! If you are bewildered to some things, it means that you are not yet a wise man!

  2. Dearrick DeSaussure:

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

  3. Freeman John Dyson:

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

  4. Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky:

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

  5. Luke Davies:

    All of the metaphorical stuff aside about the insanity of war, John Yossarian loses John Yossarian friends and this increases John Yossarian sense of anxiety, fear and bewilderment.


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