They have to contend with a bewildering Washington bureaucracy.
Yet, it is still routine to see a bewildering insistence on defeat.
After this scene takes place, there are 500 more pages of bewildering plot turns.
1680s, from be- "thoroughly" + archaic wilder "lead astray, lure into the wilds," probably a back-formation of wilderness. An earlier word with the same sense was bewhape (early 14c.). Related: Bewildered; bewildering; bewilderingly.